While many of the films and documentaries in the lineup are made up of films from and by American and European filmmakers, there are a couple of African talents included in the lineup. Kenyan Elisa Majimbo, Nigerian Little Simz, Nigerian Obongjayar, and Ghanaian Ebeneza Blanche have projects that will be screened at the festival.
Internet sensation, Elsa Majimbo’s self-titled debut film Elsa has been included in the recently unveiled lineup of short documentaries at the Tribeca Festival.
Elsa, will be premiered under the Compass (Short documentaries about navigating life) category of the festival’s premieres. It follows the reality of Elsa’s world and what it is to be young, successful, and unashamedly true to oneself in a harsh world. The documentary was directed and produced by Julia Jansch ad Written by Elsa Majimbo.
Little Simz and Obongjayar’s music video Point and Kill is also set to premiere at the festival. The video was directed by Ghanian director, Ebeneza Blanche, and was written by Obongjayar. The video is set to premiere under the New Perspectives category at the festival.