MAONA presents: KUMBACert-TBC
KUMBA is a programme of African short films that connect to home. Home beyond borders for the African and diaspora community showcased through the African lens and culture. Join us for a special screening of five short films made by filmmakers from the UK, Nigeria, Rwanda, Ireland, and Ghana. Tickets for this screening cost £5 each.
After We Are Gone
Dir. Ima Iduozee. Nigeria/Finland, 2022. 10mins
Zena enters an underground shrine to meet the royal priestess. As the ritual begins, she re-imagines the journey of the African Diaspora.
Dir. Kantarama Gahigiri. Rwanda/Switzerland, 2019. 14mins
Stranded in space for thirty years. How does it feel to finally come home? A reflection about migration and the sense of belonging.
You Are Not Home
Dir. Derek Ugochukwu. Ireland, 2022. 11mins
When an ominous mould appears in their room, two refugee brothers seeking asylum are faced with a dark entity lurking within their direct provision centre.
Dir. Ebeneza Blanche. Ghana, 2023.
Mathlete, starring Emmanuel Wilberforce, portrays the unique life of teenagers at a Ghanian boarding school. Ebeneza Blanche explores his own personal experience of being sent to boarding school in Ghana having grown up in the west.
A Birthday Party
Dir. Victoria Adeola Thomas. UK, 2022. 12mins
The close relationship between twin sisters is broken down irrevocably, when one insists on keeping up with tradition.
What else is on?
Today (Friday 29th September)
Tomorrow (Saturday 30th September)
Serpico 152h 10m
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!