Sweden’s Cinemafrica Festival goes digital in 2020, and Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios is joining them online! “I am (not) a monster” is screening as part of this digital programme, to be available online via the streaming platform Festivalscope. The film, which was also released on record by The Vinyl Factory, was nominated for the Grierson Award and had its world Premiere at London Film Festival 2019. 

Tickets will be available from the Cinemafrica website from September 1st.

I Am (Not) A Monster Short Synopsis:

In this impossible journey searching for the origins of knowledge, discover how our thinking and actions can render monsters. A most urgent film unravelling some of the reasons why Trump, Le Pen and others have captured people’s imaginations by reviving past ideologies. To find our more about the film I am (Not) a Monster head to our website here.

I Am (Not) A Monster Featuring:

  • Noam Chomsky Philosopher and Professor of Linguistics
  • Nadezhda Andreyevna Tolokonnikova Activist Pussy Riot
  • Magid Magid Former Member of the European Parliament
  • Arjun Appadurai Hannah Arendt’s Student and Professor of Anthropology,
  • Efrem Amare Director of The National Museum of Ethiopia
  • Neil Harbisson Cyborg Artist
  • Tosa Novmichi of Maywa Denki Nonsense Artist
  • Hisa Uzawa Noh Theatre Lead Performer, Japan’s Living National Treasure
  • Richard Bernstein Hannah Arendt’s Student and Professor, The New School
  • Roger Berkowitz Director of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities, Bard College
  • Hiroshi Ishiguro Director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory
  • Leon Botstein Hannah Arendt’s Student and President of Bard College
  • Shishido Hiroyuki Shinto Priest and Rapper
  • Brewster Kahle Director of the Internet Archive
  • Metasebia Endalamaw Curator of The National Museum of Ethiopia 
  • Kanjuro Kiritake II Bunraku Puppetry Master, Japan’s Living National Treasure
  • Adrienn Almásy Curator in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, The British Museum
  • Allan McRobie Professor in Engineering, Cambridge University
  • Samantha Hill Assistant Director of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities
  • Erica Humanoid
  • Hiroshi Ishiguro Humanoid
  • Sarah Steele VR Program Manager at Google
  • Zachary Lieberman Founder of the School for Poetic Computation
  • Takako Furukawa Hypnotherapist

About Cinemafrica

CinemAfrica celebrates the most vital and current African and African diaspora films through regular screenings, School Cinema, illustrious guests and creative collaborations. It is a yearly festival taking place in Stockholm, Sweden, now in its 22nd year. It is the largest festival of its kind in the Nordic region and has attracted high profile filmmakers such as Julie Dash, Souleyman Cisse and Zina Saro Wiwa. It typically features 60-80 films over 5 days, but due to COVID-19 this year it will be taking place over twelve days online!