Medhin Tewolde Serrano
亚洲首映 Asia Premiere
During the colonial era, Nyanga was kidnapped off the coast of Africa, brought to Mexico and enslaved. His greatest wish was to escape and return home, but instead he was sold on the slave market and forced to work on his master’s plantation. Even so, he never stopped thinking about freedom. How does one resist and survive under inhuman conditions? It was through a dream that he was called upon to organize an insurrection and prepare the escape by which he and the other slaves did not get back home, but did regain the freedom that allowed them to put down roots in new lands. Based on historical fact, and using shadow theater and handmade cinema, ‘Nyanga’ is an homage to resistance against colonial chains and an acknowledgment of those who constantly struggle for life.