Sat, 02 Jul|
The Birth of Black Radical Traditions in Film
TURN 2 curatorial residents at NCAI, Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro and Kathy-Ann Tan will begin their curatorial residency programming with an intimate film screening titled The Birth of Black Radical Traditions in Film: from the L.A. Rebellion to Kuxa Kanema, to be followed by a short Q& A
Time & Location
02 Jul 2022, 13:30 EAT – 03 Jul 2022, 16:00 EAT
Nyumba Cinema, P.O. Box 49172-00100, Limuru Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
About the event
This Saturday, 2nd of July 2022, TURN 2 curatorial residents at NCAI, Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro and Kathy-Ann Tan will begin their curatorial residency programming with an intimate film screening titled The Birth of Black Radical Traditions in Film: from the L.A. Rebellion to Kuxa Kanema, to be followed by a short Q& A and discussion. The selected films trace the transnational trajectories of the Black Radical Tradition in film and media. The first four experimental films are from the L.A. Rebellion, a group of young Black filmmakers who studied at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in the 1960s. These short films from the 1970s depict the struggles of Black communities living in south-central L.A., while tenderly and poetically crafting alternative visual narratives of freedom, liberation and social justice. Also screening is Kuxa Kanema - O Nascimento do Cinema (Kuxa Kanema - the Birth of Cinema), a documentary from 2003 that traces the birth and demise of the National Institute of Cinema (NIC) in Mozambique, the first cultural institution that was set up by the government after the nation's independence from Portugal in 1975. Reflecting on the potential of cinema to create a visual national imaginary and hence also be used as a tool for propaganda, this documentary explores the complexities of Mozambique's aspiration to build "one cinema for the people" against the backdrop of shifting political realities. The films will be introduced by NCAI's guest curators, Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro and Kathy-Ann Tan. Limited spots available. RSVP through link in bio. Image credit: Still from Hour Glass. TURN2 RESIDENCY is a partnership between the German Federal Cultural Foundation @kulturstiftungdesbundes, the Center for Arts and Urbanistics (ZK/U) and the @trianglenetwork, TURN2 - Curatorial Research Residencies are held in partnership with @ncai254 in Nairobi, @bagfactoryart in Johannesburg , @gasfoundation in Lagos and @zku.berlin in Berlin. TURN 2 aims to facilitate research for emerging curators and cultural practitioners by supporting international collaborations and knowledge sharing opportunities.