Banange! is a short experimental film shot on 16mm that follows a mother as she teaches her daughter how to speak Lugisu in an attempt to reconnect her to the motherland, a memory long fragmented by the echoes of time and abstracted by the blur of distance.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sonya Mwambu is an experimental filmmaker and editor based in Toronto. She graduated from York University’s film production program where she developed her craft in shooting and experimenting with film to explore concepts of race, language and a connection to her own cultural identity. Although she was born in Kampala, she grew up in Canada and her films are centred on the intersections of her identities.