JUNE 16, 2019
Rebel Up! Soundclash & Filmhuis CAVIA present: ZERZURA as part of OCCii’s Crowdfunding Campaign; ‘The Future Sound of OCCii’ w/ Dj SL’OCCii & Dj Papelón Kifesh
“The Future Sound of OCCii”
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AHMOUDOU MADASSANE and HABIBA ALMOUSTAPHA in The FIRST EVER Saharan Acid Western!
In Tamashek with English subtitles; 84 minutes, 2017. Directeur Christopher Kirkley with Rhissa Koutata & Ahmoudou Madassane.
The first-ever ethnographic acid Western! In a genre-defying film, Zerzura follows a young man from a small village in Niger who leaves home in search of an enchanted oasis. His journey leads him into a surreal vision of the Sahara, crossing paths with djinn, bandits, gold seekers, and migrants. Zerzura is a modern folktale transposed onto an acid Western, equal parts Jodorowsky and Jean Rouch. Written and developed with a local Tuareg cast, Zerzura mixes ethnofiction with the genre picture, exploring themes of migration and exoticism through a collaborative approach.
..”The goal of making a film that can exist and transcend cultural barrier is a difficult challenge. There are many cultural references that do not make sense in the West, but to launch into outright exposition would be a disservice to the viewers at home. Maybe in the end, like the story of Zerzura itself, everyone sees what they want in city of gold.”
Doors open: 20:00 – 00:00 | Film start 20:45
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DJ PAPELÓN KIFESH, DJ SL'OCCII, FILM: ZERZURA, REBEL UP! DJ'S, Sahel Sounds