The films in this program reposition black bodies in the immensity of the space-times that define their trajectories. With Womxn, Eden Tinto Collins and Gystere Peskine build a tension between humor and violence, in a retro-Afro-futuristic tale where the imagination of superheroes and space travel meets the too current reality of police violence, all under the benevolent gaze of Sun Ra and Valentin-Yves Mudimbe. The question of heritage takes the form of intergenerational questions in From Where We Land by Ufuoma Essi, which refers the opposition born here / born there posed by the diasporic experience towards the eternal figure of the sea.
WOMXN, THE NIGHTMARE OF YOU KNOW WHO, GYSTERE PESKINE & EDEN TINTO COLLINS, 5'25'', 2019 (FRANCE)
Womxn follows the story of Jane Dark in a post-apocalyptic far-Right 'Grand Replacement' - a political conspiracy wrongfully targeting immigrants and POC for decay in Europe.
FROM WHERE WE LAND, UFUOMA ESSI, 19', 2022 (UK)
From Where We Land, examines a group of second-generation Black British women and their relationship with identity, feelings of cultural displacement, and their shared histories. Informed by contributions of the 1980s Black feminist movement in England and the legacies of first-generation children of African and Caribbean immigrants, the film incorporates archive, VHS and 16mm footage.
With Gystere Peskine, Eden Tinto Collins and others