#SpiritRobot energies converge today @ the Untamed Empire store (behind Ridge Hospital just before WAEC Ghana, North Ridge) for Day 5 of the festival.
We’re so excited!
Happening at the LABS today:
1 – 2 pm BioFiction in Accra: BioFiction is a film festival that explores synthetic biology from science, engineering, social, cultural, film and arts perspectives. BioFiction is the brain child of Bio-Faction, a Vienna based research and science communication company with expertise in art and science collaboration, film and video, production on science and technology, science communication and managing the science-society interface.
2 – 3 pm Spirit Robot Panel with right Ackwerh (Ghana), Jessica Horn (Uganda/Ghana), Kwame Boafo (Ghana), Shanett Dean (U.S.), Kampire Bahana (Uganda), Darlyn Komukama (Uganda).
3 – 5:30 pm Film Screenings:
Her First Time
(Pascal AKA | Ghana): This short film explores the inner dynamics of power and choice in a relationship between a young woman and man.
(Esi Yamoah | Ghana): Two sisters are playing through the forest of their village in West Africa. The older sister is teaching her younger sister, Yaa, forest survival tactics when she’s kidnapped and needs rescuing. How far will Yaa go to save her sister?
Limbé (Give Me Back My Black Dolls)
(Awuor Onyango | Kenya): A refrain of the jazz inspired poem Limbé (pigments, 1937) by Léon Gontran Damas, the film asks whether African women were non-critical participants in society as we’re often led to believe? Onyango’s film is an inquiry into blackness and the feminine.
(Abdul Ndadi | USA): An animated fantasy tale of a girl’s journey to the spirit world and her reconnection with the soul of Sankofa and pan-Africanism.
Clown and Dragon Parade
(Autumn Knight | USA): Clown and Dragon researches the ritual of procession and parade, not only as a means to communally mourn (Second Line) but also as a process to usher in new energy, new time and new space.
Dineo Seshee Bopape | South Africa): An animation composed of a series of still images, acoustically accompanied by Library
riffs of “Three times a lady” (1978) by the Commodores, make the video “feelin cosmic”.
F I N D I N G
(Steloo | Ghana): Fashion DJ, Steloo, treads the path taught by his father when it comes to quality but inexpensive clothing. Watch him navigate the Accra’s flea market to find the perfect “uniform” of choice, mixing traditional tunes with modern sounds as his way of getting Accra on itʼs feet and ʻfor that his uniform, he keeps F I N D I N G
5:30 – 6 pm Children of the Lost
(Lisa Harris | USA): An experimental opera film and performance about displaced youth in Houston, Texas during a time of rapid gentrification of the historical district of Third Ward.
6– 7 PM
SPIRIT ROBOT Panel with Sionne Neely (Moderator), Elisabeth Efua Sutherland (Ghana), Lisa Harris (U.S.), Robert Machiri, (South Africa) and Memory Biwa (South Africa).
7 – 7:30 PM SOBOLO MIXER
Feature DJ set with IRY8 PYR8 FLU FLA
7:30 – 9 PM Spirit Women: Spirit Women is a celebration of the exquisite forms of power that tend to be associated with femininity (and often in a negative way), even as they hold the world together. The panel features Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, Paula Akugizibwe, Nana Akosua, Hanson and Akwaeke Emezi and is the initiative of Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women.
Source: Accra[Dot]Alt .