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Een aantal van m’n lievelingspersonen vroeg of ik een lijst heb met films die ik graag wil zien tijdens IDFA. Hierbij mijn top 10:  / A few of my favourite people asked if I have a list of films I’d like to see during IDFA. Here’s my top 10:

IDFA2018_EFM_filmstill02_BRAAMFONTEIN, STUDENT LEADER BUSISIWE SEABE PLE... (1)1. Wednesday November 21 – IDFA at Bijlmer Parktheater.
Films: Everything Must Fall (pic.) + Sylvana, Demon or Diva.
Q&A: Bēylula Yosef & Sylvana Simons.
Panel: Alfrida Martis, Sanne-Louise de Bruin, Peggy Burke & Sylvana Simons.
Host: Bēylula Yosef.
Poetry: Maame Hammond (Verwoorddingen).
Jazz: Bahghi Yemane.
Tickets & info

Op alfabetische volgorde/ In alphabetical order
Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World
Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes
But Now Is Perfect
Freedom Fields
– Hamada
In Search…In Search…
Rudeboy; The Story of Trojan Records
The Panama Papers
The Trial

Fri. August 18, Rotterdam – Daughters of the Dust (screening and panel)

Peggy Gemerts, founder of Full Color Entertainment, asked me to co-host a series of conversations about and inspired by Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust. For the panel at Eye I invited Patricia Kaersenhout and Lynnée Denise; in Bijlmer Parktheater Gloria Holwerda-Williams, Ola Hassanain, Tracian Meikle, Marly Pierre-Louis and Alida Aurora graced the stage. Part 3/3 of this series will be co-organized with Concrete Blossom and takes place at LantarenVenster on Friday August 18. For this event Mahutin Awunou, Fatima al Nuur, Dana Saxon, Chandra Frank and Bouba Dola will join us. The conversation in Rotterdam will be moderated by Malique Mohamud and me.

19:00h – Introduction by Dana Saxon and Bouba Dola.
19:15h – Screening Daughters of the Dust.
21:15h – Panel with Mahutin Awunou, Fatima al Nuur and Chandra Frank. The conversation will be in Dutch.
22:30h – End of the evening. Indeed, leaving plenty of time to catch all your busses, trams, metro’s, etc.

The panel
After the screening, we’ll move to the foyer of LantarenVenster where our panel will discuss the movie and what it showed them with regards to resistance, alliances, intergenerational conversations, ancestral memories, archives + current conversations about belonging, ownership and migration.

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That friend you sometimes hang out with…the one who tries to convert you to colourblindness, dismisses intersectionality, thinks oppression is a matter of sensitivity and believes representation doesn’t matter because there’s only one race and that’s the human race? Tell them we’re sold out.