Driving With Fanon - screening Thursday 20 May, 18h30 WISER
DRIVING WITH FANON is a filmic meditation on violence, memory and the human condition in post-colonial Africa. Avant-garde filmmaker, Kwena Mokwena travels through Freetown, Sierra Leone with the ghost of Frantz Fanon in his back pocket.
The film engages a new generation in a conversation about the radical Black Scholar, Psychiatrist and revolutionary Frantz Fanon. Through this film, we take a mythic drive into 21st century Africa guided by a Sierra Leonean journalist and writer, Lansana Fofana. This film uses a dynamic digital language to deconstruct dangerous stereotypical depictions of violence in Africa.
Kwena’s daring use of funky hip-hop grooves and free jazz treatments turn the dull documentary format into exciting experiential moment where the young can asks the ask hardest question facing this generation of young Africans.
DRIVING WITH FANON juxtaposes classical cinematography with video art and music video like montages that create a new audio-visual language. It is a digital libation.
Thursday, 20 May 2010 18h30 WISER Seminar Room, Richard Ward Building, 6th Floor, Wits East Campus