In this episode of the Pan African Film Podcast, Anna speaks withÂ Mbithi Masya, Writer, Director (and Musician)Â about his latest short film: BABA and more. The JUST A BAND member spoke about the proposed Afrobeats music genre category and why, for him, Pan Africanism means the erasure of border lines that were drawn by others.
Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, 2022, BABA is a short 15min film about a Kenyan 6 year old boy who lives with his aunt, cousin and mother. Baba escapes a harsh reality of domestic abuse by teleporting into peaceful coping mechanisms and he relies on the protective power of his imagination.
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