In this contemporary mix of narrative, experimental and documentary filmmaking, Chocolat is torn between nurturing her love relationship in the USA and maintaining a booming entertainment career in Europe. Looking for answers to her deepest questions, she uses a small video camera to explore and question her life by interviewing her friends abroad. We discover some of the common elements that drew them from their homes: economics, political climates, sexual freedom, and much more.
The screening will be followed by an open discussion with director Electra Weston as well as by a small reception in the cinema foyer.
This event is organised by AfricAvenir in cooperation with Adefra.
Media partners: Africiné, Zentrum Moderner Orient, Club der Freunde von RFI, Humboldt University, Exberliner, multicult.fm, Art Labour Archives, Planète Métis, Contemporary &, Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland, Terre des Femmes Foundation, Afroheat
Electra Weston (originally from Harlem, New York) has been traveling as an entertainer throughout Europe, Africa, and the United States for an important part of her life. Electra’s career continues to exploit her artistic training in music, theater, and dance. Her professional dance career has taken her classical formation into a variety of rhythmic styles; and throughout the African Diaspora. She toured as a dancer for Diblo Dibala and Matchatcha (Republic of Congo), Yankadi Show (Côte d’Ivoire), Kakandi (Guinee-Conakry), Mister Boeuf (Brazil), Congo Mambo (Cuba). Her recording hits include, „Alright“ and „Music & the Rhythm“ (East/West, Warner), „Light of the Sun“ and „Change“ (UCMG France). Her film credits include principle roles in Laetitia Masson’s „Only You“ (2000); John Pepper’s „Papillon de Nuit“ (2001); „Un Homme, Un Vrai“ by Jean Marie and Arnaud Larrieu (2002); and Jonathan Demme’s „The Truth about Charlie“ (2002). Later, Electra combined her talents in Hamburg, Germany as a principle role in Disney’s Musical, „The Lion King;“ and “Chiffon” in the comedy horror rock musical, “Little Shop of Horrors.” She recently finished up a run with the prestigious North American Tour of The Lion King. While preparing to release her project as filmmaker/producer: “Maybe Dreams Can Come.
Director: Electra Weston
Running Time: 100 min.