The local is global: A FILMMAKER TO FILMMAKER CONVERSATION

Kati Kati (2016) (Directed by Mbithi Masya)
In the second of a series of interviews for the No Direct Flight season at BFI’s Southbank, filmmakers Nuotama Bodomo and Mbithi Masya discuss their positions on the digitally enhanced African landscape.

Home, roots and ancestry drive the mechanisms of culture in Africa and, as such, inevitably encapsulate the motifs and aesthetics of African filmmaking. From abroad, Africa’s diaspora is no different today, as these transplanted communities supersede the realities of physical land in the form of a global digital mass.