11-13 September 2015
MOPA, 1649 El Prado, San Diego, California

"My Mother's Songs" will be featured during the "Horror for Humanity" Short Film Block, starting at 4:45 pm on Saturday, September 12th

'My Mother’s Songs,' is set in a particular part of the African landscape that examines inter-generational trauma. This theme is connected to Africa’s history of brutal colonialism, shattered dreams from independence, and chronic poverty. The film depicts a collection of traumatic experiences through the eyes of several young women desperately trying to make sense of their existence in a world where the lines of life and death are blurred.

"Often I hear how people reject the horror genre because there is already 'so much horror in the world,' or 'if I want horror I will just watch the news.' Those statements fail to take into account the concept that filmmaking is an art that can exist to help us discuss and begin to deal with real-world horrors. The news is meant to inform, but it does little to react to real-world issues on a more personal level. That's what film is for. Horrible Imaginings is proud to announce the start of a new endeavor we are calling "Horror for Humanity": an initiative to showcase, and eventually help fund, different films that choose to look at some of the darkness of existence and channel that darkness through creative expression. Thank you for joining me in expanding what we can do with genre cinema!"

-Miguel Rodriguez, director of the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

See more at: http://www.hifilmfest.com/2015/07/29/2015-horrible-imaginings-1st-annual...

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Erick Msumanje is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Candidate. For more about his work, please visit:

Image courtesy of Artist Erick Msumanje.

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