Bouchra Khalili’s meditation on revolutionary histories considers the poet Jean Genet’s secret 1970 visit to the United States at the invitation of the Black Panther Party.
Dir-Scr Bouchra Khalili
Prod Alexandre Kauffmann, Bouchra Khalili
With Quiana Pontes, Vanessa Silva, Douglas Miranda
Prod Co Bouchra Khalili
Two young African-American women investigate the French poet’s response, as sympathiser and ally, to the Panthers’ call for solidarity. A seamless mix of iPhone images, recorded video and live conversation, the film poses two fundamental questions: what does it mean to bear witness, and how might we transmit the historical voice of resistance and collective liberation into the present?
Tendai John Mutambu
+ Another Decade
Dir Morgan Quaintance. UK 2018. 13min
A montage of 1990s-era archival video and recent footage, exhuming cultural debates from history’s grave to re-animate a once-promised future, still to arrive.
+ Namibia Today
Dir Laura Horelli. Germany-Finland-Namibia 2018. 22min
This nuanced and layered work presents, with spellbinding fluency, the history of Namibia’s liberation movement journal (1980-85), published by East Germany as an act of anticolonial solidarity.
+ Promised Lands
Dir Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa. Austria-Germany-Uganda 2018. 19min
A video essay combining memory, language and land to reflect on the colonial, the utopian and the little-known history of WWII refugees in Uganda.
Total running time 84min