Meet the Creator: Lara Sousa
African Digital ArtDigital Lab Africa
Meet the Creator
Close conversation with Digital Lab Africa #4 Winner for Digital Art.
Lara Sousa from Mozambique studied Documentary at the EICTV in Cuba. Her short films have an essayist and self-referential aesthetic. She combines her political vision with a poetic language, searching for a “nonplace” between Mozambique and other realities. She directed the short films, “The Farm of Fear” in 2016, “End” in 2018 (Best Movie @ Mohamed Bamba Film Festival, Best Foreigner Short @ Festival 3 Passos Brazil, Best Short Movie @ Plateau Film Festival in Cape Verd), and “Kalunga” in 2018 (Prize of Best Latin American Short @ KINOFORUM). Lara was selected to Berlinale Talents 2020 and to participate in the program IN @ DAKAR Biennale 2020. She was part of ColabNowNow 2019 with the installation “Dare It!”. She is currently developing a VR project and two immersive installations related to African Mythology Heritage and New Digital Arts.