For this event filmmaker Alberto Danelli presents a documentary following Vodou artists from the collective Atis Rezistans and a traditional Haitian marching band, Forever Rara Fanm. Through the interplay of these two subjects the film portrays the value of music and art in the everyday life of two particular communities in Port-au-Prince, with glimpses into the wider social context of the country.
Shot over 10 days in some of the most popular neighbourhoods, the film shows an outstanding immediacy and sensitivity to its subject, transferring experiences and situations without imposing new meanings in post-production. The result is a vivid picture that can be both inspiring and uncomfortable.
Alberto Danelli is an artist whose practice spans between music, performance, and film. His interest as an experimental filmmaker is about giving visibility to underrepresented realities and heʼs currently working on numerous projects including documentaries and music videos.
Based in London, he has been visiting Haiti in 2015 and 2017 researching the relationship between spirituality, music and art within the Vodou system.
During the screening the director will provide an introduction, respond to questions from the public, and display some Haitian artworks from his private collection.
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