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BlackStar Film Festival

Shorts Program 3

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Friday 8/4
12:45 pm
$12 General Public
$8 Students, Seniors, and BlackStar Members
$6 IHP/Lightbox Members

FOR FILMS AND EVENTS PRESENTED BY IHP, Tickets ARE Also Available From the IHP Box Office, which is normally open Tue-Sat from noon-8pm (or, for events outside of those times, from one hour before until one hour after the scheduled starting time).  
call 215.895.6590. 

Senegal, 2016, 18 min.
Philadelphia Premiere
Dir. Sy Alassane 
Diagne is a rookie detective who is pursuing a group of street kids in Dakar after they rob him. However, he soon discovers that these children are the victims of an exploitative Marabout who runs an orphanage.

South Africa, 2017, 15 min.
North America Premiere
Dir. Sihle Hlophe
Nomfundo is a short film about a tormented and impulsive young woman who is pregnant with her first child. When Nomfundo is betrayed by the two people she holds dear to her heart, she makes an erratic decision that unleashes a tragic chain of events. She flees from the repercussions of her actions and has a transcendental encounter that changes the course of her life forever.

The Secret of Happiness
Rwanda, 2016, 15 min.
United States Premiere
Dir. Mutiganda wa Nkunda 

A young woman faces the enduring conflicts between what is traditional and what is modern in Rwandan society.

Cameroon, 2016, 15 min.
World Premiere
Dir. Narcisse Wandji 
Richard Meka, ex-general manager of Ntep & Sons, is imprisoned in the detention center of Mabido where he’s been awaiting trial for four years. His situation is torturous, but what gives him strength is his son, Martin. When Martin comes to visit to convince his father to plead guilty, Richard loses all hope and solicits the help of Edimo, the oldest prisoner in the penitentiary, to help him get out.