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Two Films: Watch today 29 May on We Are One | A Global Festival – Crazy World (Uganda) and Traveling While Black (USA)

The word “global” means global. The festival programming is a lens to a hybrid of cultures across the world: films represent over 35 countries, include 23 narrative, 8 documentary features, 57 narrative and 15 documentary short films, 15 archived talks along with 4 festival exclusives and 5 VR programming pieces. In addition, 13 world premieres, 31 online premieres and 5 international online premieres. Selections were handpicked to highlight each participating festival. Tune in the festival starts today.


Crazy World
Comedy, Action/Adventure

Crazy World (Uganda)

Picked by Cameron Bailey  the artistic director and co-head of the Toronto International Film Festival.

In this freewheeling action flick from #Ugandan auteur Nabwana I.G.G. and his no-budget, gonzo super-studio Wakaliwood, a gang of child-snatching mobsters known as the Tiger Mafia hatch a new scheme, premised on the idea that the kids’ blood may have supernatural properties. But they make a fatal mistake when they kidnap the Waka Stars, a team of pint-sized kung-fu masters who soon turn their cunning wits and deadly skills upon their captors.

Conceived by Nabwana as a pre-emptive measure to discourage the kidnapping of his own children (seriously), Crazy World is the third Wakaliwood feature to be translated for an international release following Who Killed Captain Alex? and Bad Black, both of which earned accolades and awards at international film festivals around the globe. Featuring a raucous narration from a “video joker,” a hype-man and commentator indebted to Ugandan oral tradition, the film is a bonkers, stylistically ingenious thrill ride that must be experienced to be believed. UGANDA | 65 MIN

Starts at 02:00 PM EST on May 29 on YouTube

Curated by TIFF

CAST & CREDITS

DIRECTOR- Nabwana IGG PRODUCER -Nabwana IGG SCREENWRITER -Nabwana IGG CINEMATOGRAPHER- Nabwana IGG EDITOR- Nabwana IGG CO-PRODUCER -Alan Ssali Hofmanis
CAST -Kirabo Beatrice, Bruce U, Bisaso Dauda, Choppa Li, Isaac Newton


Traveling While Black
Documentary, Activism/Social Issues

Co-directed by Academy Award®-winner Roger Ross Williams and Ayesha Nadarajah in collaboration with Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël, Traveling While Black confronts the way we understand and talk about race in America. Across a series of dialogues with restaurant patrons in Washington, DC, this 3D, 360-degree VR piece immerses the viewer in the long history of restricted movement for Black Americans and the creation of safe spaces in our communities. USA | 20 MIN

Watch On YouTube – Starts at 07:00 AM EST on May 29. Curated by We Are One
CAST & CREDITS

DIRECTOR Roger Ross Wiliams
PRODUCER Jihan Robinson, Lina Srivastava, Ayesha Nadarajah
CINEMATOGRAPHER
Felix & Paul Studios
EDITOR
Felix & Paul Studios
COMPOSER
Jason Moran
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Bonnie Nelson Schwartz, Stéphane Rituit, Ryan Horrigan
KEY EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Bonnie Nelson Schwartz, Stéphane Rituit, Ryan Horrigan
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Kathleen Lingo, The New York Times
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Elena Rachitsky, Oculus
CAST
Sandra Butler-Truesdale, Virginia Ali, Courtland Cox, Frank Smith, Amanda King, Samaria Rice

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