Sabira Cole Film Festival: Winner's Circle Screenings Night 2

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Watch Online 2021-11-20 7:00 PM 2021-11-20 8:15 PM America/New_York Sabira Cole Film Festival: Winner's Circle Screenings Night 2 - Alphabet City

This is a virtual-only event streamed on City of Asylum’s virtual platform City of Asylum @ Home. 

Celebrate the 2nd annual Sabira Cole Film Festival with online screenings that deliver a curated collection of independent cinema from or about the African Diaspora.

Night 2 shines a spotlight on the 2021 Best Feature Length Film!

The Sabira Cole Film Festival (SCFF) centralizes storytelling traditions of the Diaspora and global communities of color to control our image and narrative. We support and magnify the voices of tomorrow. SCFF was inspired by the decade long Sembéne Film Festival and was created to honor the legacy and memory of its leader Sabira Cole.” – Ogechi Chieke, Executive Director SCFF


Night 2 Program:

Hotel on the Koppies: 2021 Best Feature Length Film
(1:16:00 run time)

Hotel on the Koppies:
Jabu is a young novelist tormented by his personal demons of alcohol and drug addiction. Recently back in South Africa, his main purpose is to rekindle his relationship with his son. He has grudgingly taken a job writing for a soap opera to support his child, while progress on his epic third novel has stalled. When his estranged wife announces she will take the boy to Europe for at least six months Jabu’s plans, and sobriety, are thrown into question.

Roxanne is a young independent filmmaker who has recently broken into the mainstream. She has just signed with an agency in Hollywood and is attached to direct a big budget sci-fi thriller. However, she has also just found out that she is pregnant from a one-night stand. With legal abortions now banned, and torn between her career and motherhood, she seeks solace in her new friend Jabu and through their shared experiences, disappointments and joys they seek to live their best lives.
Director: Charlie Vundla (South Africa) 

Event Details

November 20, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

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