Two West African Films + Eva’s Man (15*) + Recorded Introduction by Awa Konaté
Travel-centred films by Black filmmakers that weave tapestries of migration, memory, and myth to explore different types of uncharted navigations of time and space.
In West African Road Movie (2018), by artists Agassi F Bangura and Ilja Karilampi, the viewer is brought along on an adventure in the style of a GoPro-travel documentary. Different blocks are merged together; a backstreet in Accra leads to a shore in Sierra Leone, with a soundtrack of Swedish pop music – and behind every corner lies a makeshift gym, a slaughtered hen, or a tailor of fake Dior suits in Guinea-Conakry.
Taxi Sister (2011) by Swedish-Burkinabé artist Theresa Traoré Dahlberg situates us within the conditions of patriarchy and possibilities that emerge in spite of gendered forms of alienated labour through Boury, a woman taxi driver in Dakar, Senegal.
LA Rebellion filmmaker Anita Addison’s Eva’s Man (1976) draws inspiration from Gayl Jones’ novel, centering on a woman who recounts a murder, verging on the borders of reality.
Please note that Westafrican Roadmovie includes a scene featuring the killing of a chicken.
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2018 Sweden, Dir Agassi F Bangura & Ilja Karilampi 39 min
2011 Sweden, Dir Theresa Traoré Dahlberg 29 min
1976 USA, Dir Anita Addison 15 min
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