The Critics Company is a collective of Nigerian teen afrofuturist filmmakers who make incredible looking, smart science fiction movies with camerawork courtesy of old, busted mobile phones and VFX generated in Blender.
Their showpiece is Z: The Beginning, a ten-minute short that took the collective 7 months to shoot and edit: "Z is a short film set in a post apocalyptic era in Nigeria around the 2050's which reveals a developed Nigeria undergoing invasions.
The word Z centers around a scientifical project (PROJECT Z) created by a Company called 'The Triangle'."
Their channel also includes some behind the scenes mini-docs showing how they accomplish so much with very little.
I'm in the midst of couple of weeks' worth of lectures, public events and teaching, and you can catch me in Toronto (for Word on the Street, Seeding Utopias and Resisting Dystopias and 6 Degrees); Newry, ME (Maine Library Association) and Portland, ME (in conversation with James Patrick Kelly).
Octavia Butler (previously), the brilliant Afrofuturist, McArthur Genius Grant-winning science fiction writer, died far, far too soon, leaving behind a corpus of incredible, voraciously readable novels, and a community of writers who were inspired by her example.
EFF has just posted a job listing for a development director, seeking someone to "take charge of EFF's eleven-person Development Team in their efforts to raise over $13 million each year," starting late 2019 or early 2020.
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