The film workshop

invites practitioners to look at the motive of walking in African cinema. Annett Busch together with Khalo, Andy Amadi and Idrissou lead the workshop at the Bioscope (on invitation; 7 to 10 May).

You are welcome to attend the public discussions scheduled on 8, 9 and 10 May from 4 to 6pm at the Bioscope, before the evening screenings at 7.30pm.

During the film workshop, participants Khalo Matabane, Idrissou Mora-Kpai, Andy Amadi Okoroafor with the help of Natalie Haarhoff, shot footage for a short film focussing on time-image in motion: Walking as a notion of searching, a stance. How does a metaphor of walking look like and what does an image of walking show if it is getting literal? What is the impact of sound? And what is related to the notion of the street as a stage, a catwalk downtown, class, image and style, walking and architecture.

In the domain of cinema, it is not enough to see, one must analyze. I am interested in what is before and after that which we see. What I do not like about ethnography, I’m sorry to say, is that it is not enough to say that a man we see is walking, we must know where he comes from, where he is going.” – (Ousmane Sembene)

Film Workshop Invitation (PDF)

Visual material
Lionel Rogosin: Come Back Africa (1959):

Ousmane Sembene: Black Girl/La noire de… (1966):

Claire Denis: No Fear, No Die/S’en fout la mort (1999):

Djibril Diop Mambety: The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun/La petite vendeuse du soleil (1999):

Melvin van Peelbes: Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971):

Mahamat Saleh Haroun: Abouna/Our Father (2002):


The photo workshop

offers the participating photographers the opportunity to experience Johannesburg and work together (3 to 5 May).

Fatoumata Diabaté, Mode / Fashion (2012), courtesy of the artist.

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Sokona Diabaté, sans titre / no title (2012), courtesy of the artist.

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Amadou Sow, Les trottoirs de Hilbrow et de Braamfontein / The pavements of Hillbrow and Braamfontein (Mai 2012), courtesy of the artist.
Si les petits commerces sont interdits dans certains quartiers sur le trottoir comme celui de Braamfontein, ceci n’est pas le cas à Hillbrow.
In some areas like Braamfontein, small commerces are not allowed on the pavements. This is not the case in Hillbrow.

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Thabiso Sekgala – Public on Demand 2012.
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