Aljana Moons Film
Alexis Peskine | France and Senegal 2015 | 5m
Developed out of a photography exhibition of the same name, Aljana Moons is Paris-based artist Alexis Peskine’s visually stunning short film that explores themes of Black masculinity, youth and fatherhood in contemporary Senegal. Placed somewhere between sci-fi and documentary, the film’s esoteric opening, which features children dressed in astronaut suits made from old tomato cans and discarded rice bags, is blended with documentary footage of young Senegalese men going through a rite of passage ritual. The result is a mesmerizing take on the journey from childhood to adulthood.
Director Alexis Peskine will be in attendance at the screening in Edinburgh to take part in a discussion after the screening.
This screening is part of the Decolonising the Specalutive strand.