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Sundance Film Festival 2013

posted by the hanging out team - Monday, January 28, 2013


A few months ago we featured the excellent short film Robots of Brixton, made by Kibwe Tavares. You'll be glad to hear that Kibwe is back with a new film entitled Jonah, which is being featured at the Sundance Film Festival 2013. The film tells the story of when two young men who photograph a gigantic fish leaping from the sea, their small town in Zanzibar becomes a tourist attraction. You can see the trailer and a small review of the film below.


Jonah Trailer from Factory Fifteen on Vimeo.




Kibwe Tavares grew up South London, where he had an interest in animation from a young age, taking inspiration from comics, manga, and sci-fi novels. After earning master’s degrees in engineering and architecture, he cofounded film and animation studio Factory Fifteen. Kibwe Tavares told us that: “Jonah is a story, set in the fishing town of Zanzibar, of a changing man in a changing town. Aggressive tourism sparked through Jonah’s discovery of the world’s biggest fish has caused the town and himself to change beyond recognition.

“The town is now a glowing, tacky, money making, wildly opportunistic beach town, which has abandoned its original fishing roots. As an old man, Jonah is ashamed of what his old fishing town has become and decides to hunt down the legendary fish and kill it, killing what it represents.”



An image from Kibwe Tavares' new short film Jonah.

Kibwe's previous film Robots of Brixton, imagines Brixton in the near future, over populated with robots, living with the hardships of poverty, disillusionment and mass unemployment. When the police attack the robots' home, the film echoes the events of the Brixton Riots in 1981. It provides us with a chilling warning to not let history repeat itself. Robots of Brixton has screened at festivals worldwide, including the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Prize. You can watch the film below.




The Sundance Film Festival was first held in 1978, as an alternative to the Oscars. It promotes films made independently of the major American studios and since then it has built up a reputation for showcasing young, talented and often quirky film makers. The festival has benefited massively from the help of chairperson Robert Redford, who played the character of the 'Sundance Kid' in the 1969 western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid alongside Paul Newman. The festival features awards for dramatic and documentary films as well as a short films section among others. Usually held in Utah, the festival traveled abroad for the first time in 2011, being held at the O2.

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