21 January 2012

Afro Samurai film Hasaki Ya Suda

Heavily influenced by samurai films from film makers such as Akira Kurosawa, filmaker Cédric Ido produced a short award winning film, Hasaki Ya Suda (The Three Black Samurai) set in the future. Joining the trend of films and projects that explore AfroFuturism, the film is a great exploration of the mixing of genres, culture and language.  Hailing from Burkina Faso, Cedric ido is set to produce more feature films for Focus Features Africa and is set to join other reputable African film makers.

In 2001, global warming causes severe droughts and famines. The first victims are the people of the south, forced to leave their land and migrate north. The fertile lands are the subject of war and the death toll continues to rise. The survivors try to replace the ancient rituals of this “no man’s land.” Gangs emerge and compete with the sword of the last remaining pieces of land. Steeped in culture Manga , this film battle is between Asia and Africa.

About jepchumba

Jepchumba is an AFRICAN DIGITAL ARTIST and DIGITAL ENTHUSIAST who works hard to combine her two passions: Digital Media and Africa. Originally from Kenya, she has lived around the world developing her interest in philosophy, art and technology. An African digital artist, Jepchumba loves experimenting with motion, sound and various digital effects and techniques and has an extensive background in digital art, web design and development, audio/visual production and social media strategies.