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Film: Frances Bodomo Revisits The Zambian Space Program In 'Afronauts' [Trailer]

Watch a black-and-white trailer for Afronatus, a film on the 1964 Zambian Space Program.


We've been keeping an attentive eye on Frances Bodomo's sophomore film Afronauts, which will offer an alternative retelling of what became of the Zambian Space Program — a project dreamt-up during the 1960s Space Race by grade school teacher Edward Makuka Nkoloso that had amongst its crew a 17-year-old girl and two cats. With the recent achievement of her Kickstarter goal, Bodomo's  revealed that the upcoming film will star albino supermodel Diandra Forrest and Antwone Fisher/Shortbus/Treme actress Yolonda Ross. Watch a newly-released black-and-white teaser trailer for Afronauts below.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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