IFFR at V2_: Pan-African Cinema Lounge

From 25 January till 3 February V2_ will host an exciting program during the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Jan 2018
Feb 2018
10:00 to 19:30
location: V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media

Pan-African Cinema Lounge

June Givanni's Pan-African Cinema Lounge features four screens which simultaneously provide a kaleidoscope of different historical moments, voices and events to draw us into the expansive world of Pan-Africanism:

W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography in Four Voices (1996 Dir. Louis Massiah) Four prominent African-American writers: Amiri Baraka; Toni Cade Bambara; Wesley Brown and Thulani Davis present the story of one of the key advocates of Pan-Africanism as an intellectual movement. Aimé Césaire: A Voice for History (Where Edges of Conquest Meet) (1994 Dir. Euzhan Palcy) about the Martiniquan poet and writer Aime Cesaire in 1930s Paris. He is also an influential participant in The First World Festival of Negro Arts (1966 Dir. William Greaves) in Senghor’s Senegal during this worldwide renaissance of black culture. The CLR James Lectures (1983 Dir. Christian Wangler) Trinidadian writer, historian and activist discusses the politics and culture of Africa and the Caribbean.

More: www.junegivannifilmarchive.com

PACT Virtual Reality

Experience Pan-Africa in four VR works: Let This Be a Warning by The Nest Collective (Kenya) takes you to an African colony on a faraway world. Experience the response your arrival would elicit. Spirit Robot by Jonathan Dotse (Ghana) takes you to the Chale Wote Street Art Festival in Accra, Ghana. Hard World for Small Things by Janicza Bravo (US) provides a slice of life: the circumstances and consequences of a shooting by an undercover cop. The Other Dakar by Selly Raby Kane (Senegal) is a homage to Senegalese mythology in which past and future meet among artists.

PACT: Pan African Cinema Today

This year IFFR pays special attention to African Cinema. By screening films in all categories and from different countries across the continent, but also with a special programme named PACT: Pan-African Cinema Today. In PACT the festival looks at the African Film Industry with a wide scope: from emerging dynamic artistic and industrial developments to challenges and reoccurring restrictions. In addition PACT zooms in on the history of Pan-Africanism itself as captured in film: from its origin as a visionary ideology for independence in a post-colonial African era, to its present state and relevancy today. By doing this IFFR links its successfull Black Rebels programme section of 2017 to the Pan-African realm, giving both insight in the cultural and artistic connections between Africa and the African Diaspora, as well as the involvement of Europe and the Americas

Official Opening Moment

The IFFR-programs at V2_ will be officially opened on Thursday the 25th of January at 16h. Art Directions kick off talk by Festival Director Bero Beyer and an introduction by PACT’s programmers Peter van Hoof and Tessa Boerman at 16:30. Feel free to join us to celebrate and have a drink!

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