Yellow Fever

  • Kenya
  • United Kingdom
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An exploration of 'feeling a little bit uncomfortable.' I am interested in the concept of skin and race, and what they imply; in the ideas and theories sown into our flesh that change with the arc of time. In my film, I focus on African women's self-image, through memories and interviews; using mixed media to describe our almost schizophrenic pursuit of globalised beauty.



  • Original Title
    Yellow Fever
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Alex MacNaughton
  • Editing
    Ng'endo Mukii
  • Music
    Kadialy Kouyate
  • Sound
    Ng'endo Mukii, James Hynes
  • Runtime
    7 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Kenya
    • United Kingdom
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Dok Leipzig, Germany November 2015
    • ArtCity Film Festival, Buea, Cameroon
    • Black Star Film Festival
    • Oberhausen International Short Film Festival
    • Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, Lagos, Nigeria
    • Encounters short film festival Bristol
    • Kenya International Film Festival, Nairobi, Kenya
    • Africa in Motion Film Festival, Edinburgh
    • International Black Hairitage Festival, London
    • Film Africa Festival, London
    • Colours of the Nile Film Festival, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    • CinemAfrica Film Festival, Stockholm, Sweden
    • World Arts Film Festival, Florida USA
    • Galway African Film Festival, Ireland
    • International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, India
    • Zanzibar International Film Festival, Tanzania
    • Rwanda Film Festival, Kigali, Rwanda
    • Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival
    • Montreal Int. Black Film Festival, Canada
    • Filmini International Short Film Festival, Bulgaria
    • Chicago International Film Festival, USA
    • International Short Film Festival Winterthur, Switzerland
    • Women Interactive Creative Technology Festival, Atlanta, USA
    • Klick Amsterdam Animation Festival, Netherlands
    • Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, Romania
    • Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts. Kyoto, Japan
    • Colours Festival, Budapest, Hungary
    • The Pan African Film and Arts festival, LA
    • Cambridge African Film Festival, UK
    • Festival Filmer à Tout Prix, Brussels, Belgium
    • Bussey Wood Film Festival, London
    • Africa Film Festival, Trinidad and Tobago
    • BFM International Film Festival, London, UK
  • Awards
    • Award for Vision and Originality - Lilongwe Shorts, Malawi
    • Best Experimental Film - ArtCity Film Festival, Buea, Cameroon
    • Best Experimental Short Film - Black Star Film Festival
    • Best Short Film - AfriKamera Film Festival, Warsaw,
    • Best Animation - This Is England Film Festival
    • Best Student Film - Underexposed Film Festiva
    • Silver Hugo for Best Animated Short - Chicago International Film Festival,
    • Special Mention in The Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Oberhausen International Short Film Festival
    • Best Short Film - Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, Lagos, Nigeria
    • Best Animation - Kenya International Film Festival,


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