Jan Villa & Me Broni Ba at Cine Labia

Cine Labia Screenings a Double Bill

Cine Labia Screenings
a Double Bill

Jan Villa
20mins/16mm/2010
Directed by- Natasha Mendonca
After the monsoon floods of 2005 that submerged Bombay, the filmmaker returns to her city to examine the personal impact of the devastating event. The result is Jan Villa, a tapestry of images that studies the space of a post-colonial metropolis but in a way that deeply implicates the personal. The destruction wreaked by the floods becomes a telling and a dismantling of other devastations and the sanctuaries of family and home. In its structure, Jan Villa is a vortex, drawing to its center all that surrounds it.

Me Broni Ba
22 minutes/2009
Directed by Akosua Adoma Owusu
Me Broni Ba is a lyrical portrait of hair salons in Kumasi, Ghana. The tangled legacy of European colonialism in Africa is evoked through images of women practicing hair braiding on discarded white baby dolls from the West. The film unfolds through a series of vignettes, set against a child’s story of migrating from Ghana to the United States. The film uncovers the meaning behind the Akan term of endearment, Me Broni Ba, which means ‘my white baby’

Looking forward to seeing you all

Sunday 22 April 2012 at 5:30 pm

Majlis Culture Centre 
Flat 1 – Christina Apartments
Police Chowki lane 
(opp. Samrat Electronics) 
Kalina Market – Santa Cruz (E)

All women and transpersons welcome!

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Broom lived an ordinary, boring, unhappy and married life till she met the woman that she fell madly in love with at the age of twenty eight. By day, she is a techie. By night - a Walking Dead addict, London exploring, rainbow-loving, champagne socialist.