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Black President

  • Starline Social Club Oakland United States (map)

#MATATU15 concludes with the Alonzo King LINES Ballet dancers in an excerpt of "RASA," music by Zakir Hussain, followed by the North American premiere of BLACK PRESIDENT, directed by Mpumelelo Mcata and premiered at the 65th Berlinale.

What is Black Guilt? In this film we question the responsibility of African artists in an ever more globalised universe, where we maybe find ourselves "playing catch up" to the West as opposed to following our own paths. Are we victims of our past - forever beholden to our so called arrested development or is our superpower our burden? How much dothese complexes and relationships to the ghost of our continent’s violent collective history of oppression, exploitation and struggle haunt us?

Is there such a thing as Post Colonialism or indeed Neo Colonialism if Colonialism never ended in the first place? How will this end? When will we lynch these ideas?


Earlier Event: September 26
Later Event: June 2
Saul Williams: Poetry as Design