A film by Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman

About the Film


As one of two winners of the Sundance Catalyst Grant, Dedza Films funded an audience campaign to support the release of Saul Williams & Anisia Uzeyman's afrofuturist musical Neptune Frost.

Among other things, Dedza extended the film's audience reach through special event screenings, a limited edition vinyl of the film's pivotal soundtrack, and an online journal of writing about the film, its intersections and extended community.

A film by Jessica Beshir  


About the Film


In her hypnotic documentary feature, Ethiopian-Mexican filmmaker Jessica Beshir explores the coexistence of everyday life and its mythical undercurrents. Though a deeply personal project—Beshir was forced to leave her hometown of Harar with her family as a teenager due to growing political strife—the film she returned to make about the city, its rural Oromo community of farmers, and the harvesting of the country’s most sought-after export (the euphoria-inducing khat plant) is neither a straightforward work of nostalgia nor an issue-oriented doc about a particular drug culture. Rather, she has constructed something dreamlike: a film that uses light, texture, and sound to illuminate the spiritual lives of people whose experiences often become fodder for ripped-from-the-headlines tales of migration. A Janus Films release. A New Directors/New Films 2021 selection.

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