Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand

Friday, Jun 14, 2019

1:00 PM - Srinakharinwirot University

African Diaspora - 14min
Joseph Boateng (Ghana)

Second generation young woman goes back to Ghana, West Africa after living in UK most of her life. Very relevant to the social, cultural, historical exploration of Ghana and how to discover your diaspora. The young woman has organized a sports development program for youth.

1:14 PM - Srinakharinwirot University

Conquest and Prison - 8min
Mark Freeman (USA, South Africa)

Conquest and Prison is a two-part suite combing text, spoken word and site-specific dance set in Grahamstown, South Africa. Part I –– Oscar’s Journey –– is a solo performance by Oscar Buthelezi, the first African choreographer to win the prestigious Kurt Jooss Prize (Road 2016). This personal work combines personal poetic reflection and a performance at British built Ft. Selwyn. Part II –– Child’s Play–– features Lorin Sookool and Julia Wilson at the Old Gaol, which imprisoned 1000’s of black South Africans. This virtual duet in words and images attempts to reclaim and re-imagine this site of suffering.

1:22 PM - Srinakharinwirot University

The Dream of El Dorado - 12min
Miriam Alexa (Germany, France)

"Coming to Europe for an African is like El Dorado." This is a biographical journey of an African trying to find "home" in France. She tells her experience of acclimating to this culture. A mother tells how this migration has separated her from her children and the hardships she has aced.

1:35 PM - Srinakharinwirot University

The Rise of The African Female Drummer - 26min
Akin Alabi (Nigeria)

Drumming has been, culturally, a men driven art. This films tells the process and path of a female talking drummers and how women are gaining more rights.

2:00 PM - Srinakharinwirot University

Atena/Nets - 6min
Mark Freeman (USA, Ghana)

Student from San Diego State University directs a non-linear narrative movement piece of the relevance of nets and the symbolism of being trapped and engulfed by those pieces of material. This short film was a movement/dance film focusing around the culture of nets/ocean. Sound was incredible and cinematography wasn't the strongest but still impressive for the material.

2:05 PM - Srinakharinwirot University

Mis(s) Interpreted - 5min
Ayesha Kosaka (USA)

The film is a short film on the suppression of the black female voice. Although society traps black women in a box, we want to express that we can still move past the stereotypes and break through.

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