No Traveler Returns 2019
Ellie Foumbi / USA / 12 min / French / (15)
*This film is accessible worldwide.
A young African immigrant's struggles to adjust to life in America push him towards an existential crisis.
Ellie Foumbi is an actor/writer/director from Cameroon. She holds an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts in Directing. Her films have screened at several international film festivals, placing in the Student Academy Awards semifinals and garnering a nomination for an African Movie Academy Award. She was invited to participate in New York Film Festival’s prestigious Artist Academy. Her projects have been supported by the Venice Biennale Cinema College, SFFILM Kenneth Rainin Foundation, The Gotham's No Borders Project Forum, Film Independent's Screenwriting Lab, and the Tribeca Film Institute. Her short film 'Home' was funded by Netflix and premiered on their Youtube platform. She's currently in pre-production on her first feature film, OUR FATHER, THE DEVIL.
llustrated talk + Directors' Conversation (live)
Friday, 30 April, 16:30, Online
Join us for an illustrated talk from "Rooted" director Victor Opeyokun, followed by a conversation between Victor and Ellie Foumbi (director of "No Traveler Returns") on each others' work. More details here.