The African continent has always been a place that evokes a deep sense of wonder and fantasy. It is naturally diverse, with a vast array of people, cultures, and natural beauty. Being the home to ancient civilizations, it is considered the “birthplace of humanity” or “the motherland”. But could it also be the birthplace of style? Africans and their cultures are inspiring the aesthetic world today more than ever. From the runways of the world to the meccas of visual art, there is an undeniable presence of African influence and a growing number of African trendsetters. Bangaologia sets out to explore the raison d´être behind the recent growth of the African aesthetic in the world, including from the most unexpected places. Bangaologia takes a voyage that spans from Angola to the US and Europe in a journey to discover why this mysterious African “it factor” called “banga” has been inspiring so many in and out of Africa, and how it is bringing the world closer to the Motherland of style. Premiered in competition at the Warsaw Film Festival, Best Documentary Feature nominee at London Fashion Film Festival, Harlem Film Festival, and Athens Film & Video Festival, and Official Selection at New Orleans Film Festival , Copenhagen Fashion Film Festival, Moritz FeedDog Barcelona Fashion Documentary Festival, San Francisco DocFest, Film Africa Festival, FeedDog Brasi Festival, Performa 17 Biennal and Rome International Film Festival.
Bangalogia: The Science of Style.
Flourishing Films, 2016.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2021.
Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.
Originally produced by Flourishing Films in 2016.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
In English, Portuguese
Dú, Coréon, film director.
Flourishing Films (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst