Afronauts

In March 1965, the US and the USSR rush to get the first man on the moon. Thousands of miles away, the Zambia Space Academy hopes to enter the race with their "spacegirl" Matha Mwamba. Based on true events.

Frances Bodomo Frances Bodomo
DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER

Frances Bodomo is a Ghanaian filmmaker. Filmography: Boneshaker (starring Quvenzhané Wallis) - premiered at Sundance 2013, played at Telluride & SXSW. Afronauts - premiered at Sundance... more»

"Few historical documents exist on the true story of the Zambia Space Academy. I want to imagine them emotionally and validate them through inarticulable moments that newsreels cannot explore.”

Genre: Scripted, Drama