Yellow Fever by Ng’endo Mukii

 

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I am interested in the concept of skin and race, and what they imply; in the ideas and theories sown into our flesh that change with the arc of time. The idea of beauty has become globalised, creating homogenous aspirations, and distorting people’s self-image across the planet. In my film, I focus on African women’s self-image, through memories and interviews; using mixed media to describe this almost schizophrenic self-visualization that I and many others have grown up with.

-Best Experimental Short Film, Black Star Film Festival, USA August 2014
-Best Short Film, AfriKamera Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland April 2014
-3rd place in the Documentary Category, 2nd Afrinolly Short Film Competition, February 2014
-Best Animation, This Is England Film Festival, Rouen, France November 2013
-Best Student Film, Underexposed Film Festival, SC, USA November 2013
-Silver Hugo for Best Animated Short, 49th Chicago International Film Festival, USA October 2013
-Special Mention, 59th Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Germany May 2013
-Best Short Film, Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, Lagos, Nigeria March 2013
-Best Animation, 7th Kenya International Film Festival, Nairobi, Kenya November 2012

-Africa Movie Academy Awards, Bayelsa, Nigeria April 2013 Nominated for Best Short Film Award
-Colours of the Nile Film Festival Addis Ababa, Ethiopia November 2012 Nominated for Best Short Film Award
-Encounters Short Film Festival Bristol, UK September 2012 Nominated in The Nahemi Student Film Awards

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