The promise of revolution in We Have Boots and Your Mothers Comfort comes from both collective and individual beings, culminating in the collective depicted as an anonymous and unstoppable force, in The Undertaker.
Rebellion as an act of resistance and protection in Welcome to Chechnya, The Art of Living in Danger, Blow It To Bits, Camagroga and Antoni & Piti, where film is a way of deciphering the world but also an agent of change.
A Rebellion can also be the refusal to forget, as in Corporate Accountability, or We’re Still Here - the struggle by the Grenfell Tower victims, or by the inhabitants of West Ham and other areas endangered by the alliance between financial and political powers.
One of the threads in this Rebellions programme is the theme of hospitality, reflected in The Filmmaker’s House, where hospitality is taken as a political category that speaks to our present and our future. That’s also the question asked in Constructions and in The Unknown - the ultimate question “How do I make a friend?” becomes a rebellious and uncomfortable intervention in reality. Or in Our Land, Our Alter: community and home are the subject of a portrait of the end of a time and of a way of life.
We present a focus on Burkina Faso filmmaker Simplice Ganou, with two films as part of the online programme: Bakoroman and The Koro of Bakoro: The Survivors of Faso. His latest film, The Unknown will be shown in Sheffield and online, later in the year.
If you want to watch all the available films in this strand, you can buy a ticket here