Lingui – Film Review

In the suburbs of N’djamena in Chad lives the single Amina with her 15-year-old daughter, Maria. When Amina finds out her daughter is pregnant and wants to end the pregnancy, both of them are at the start of a turbulent time in their lives in which religion, ethics and motherhood get tested. African cinema seems …

LAAPFF Short Film Review – ‘Hinekura’ & ‘Liliu’

The 36th edition of Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival has kicked off and we decided to dive into some short films. The short films are selected and grouped in themes. Our first duo is part of “Pacific Cinewaves” – cinematic love letters to the living culture of the Pacific. ‘Hinekura’ On the day she …