Exploring Space Dreams & Afrofuturism

On May 27, we collaborated with Museum of the Moving Image's education department to present a live screening and converstaion with director Nuotama Bodom whose award-winning short film AFRONAUTSis part of our streaming library of short, narrative, science-based films which have received grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The full film–inspired by the true story of the Zambian Space Academy–is available to watch here, and the conveersation is below. We discussed Bodomo's inspirations, the making of the film, and the genre of Afrofuturism.