The RIMA Film Festival is a showcase of films that reveal the diverse and subjective experience of exile and migration.
While many of the cinematic and media portrayals on migration that reach us primarily focus on the negative experiences of migration, the stories being told during this festival cleverly and beautifully touch on the temporal and subjective psychological questions that exile triggers. Importantly, almost all these stories are defined by the main storyteller – by those who have experienced exile.
The festival will take place on two consecutive weekends: from 26 till 29 October, and from 2 to 4 November, at two separate venues: Casa Perieria and Malta Post Museum in Valletta, from 20:00 onwards.
The Festival pays homage to Senegalese film director, actor, orator, composer and poet Djibril Diop Mambety who gained international acclaim for his experimental cinematic technique and non-linear narrative style. The unconventional Mambety made poetic and revolutionary films on both departure (Touki Bouki) and return to homeland (Hyene).
This festival will represent diverse representations of displacement: the imagined, necessary, collective, solitary, forced and voluntary; in the context of different scenarios: cities, mountains, forests, and the sea.