Mid-morning Cinema: Heremakono (Waiting for Happiness)
Sat, Feb 11. 8:00AM - 11:00AM
The Art Space Kenya Coming from Waiyaki Way, we are on Riverside Dr., between the Australian High Commission and the footbridge - across from the turning for 14 Riverside Drive. We are on the same side as the Australian High Commission. Nairobi, Kenya
Heremakono (Waiting for Happiness)
Abderrahmane Sissako, Mauritania, 2002
Nouadhibou, a town of goers-to and waiters-for, where life creeps by at a painfully slow pace, is the stop-over for Abdallah, visiting his mother before he proceeds to Europe. Feeling removed from the goings on of the town – he barely speaks the local dialect, and dresses in western fashions – Abdallah quietly observes the events, or lack thereof, in this unmoving, remote outpost, all the while yearning for a more exciting life abroad. Sissako’s wistful, sand-swept narrative invites us to consider that the happiness we so eagerly await, or chase after, might have been with us all along.