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HERE / NOT HERE – Online Watch Party + Live Cast & Crew Panel (BSL)

October 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In partnership with Deaffest

This year Film Africa partners with the UK’s leading Deaf Film & Arts festival, Deaffest, to present HERE / NOT HERE, an event around Director Bim Ajadi’s latest work, which brings the visual vernacular art form into the mainstream. 

HERE / NOT HERE ONLINE WATCH PARTY + LIVE ONLINE CAST & CREW Q&A
Dir. Bim Ajadi
UK. 2020. 29 mins. English, British Sign Language with English subtitles. 

This year Film Africa partners with the UK’s leading Deaf Film & Arts festival, Deaffest, to present HERE / NOT HERE, an event around Director Bim Ajadi’s latest work, which brings the visual vernacular art form into the mainstream.

HERE / NOT HERE is a hip hop music drama combining elements of hip hop dance, football, sign language and Visual Vernacular (VV) – a choreographic and poetic form of sign. Three rival groups – Deaf VVers, footballers and Krumpers – clash over who should use an abandoned warehouse space. Despite their differences, they find and inspire a common language through movement to communicate, collaborate and come together. The film is urban, funny and thought-provoking.  

The Online Watch Party will be followed by a live online BSL-interpreted panel event with director Bim Ajadi, writer Jonzi D and members of the cast discussing the process of working together as a team of Deaf and hearing creatives. 

Speakers:
Bim Ajadi – Director, Here / Not Here
Jonzi D – Writer, Here / Not Here
Brian Duffy – Visual Vernacular consultant
Asnath Losala, Cast Member, Here / Not Here

Moderator: David Ellington

REGISTER FOR THE ONLINE WATCH PARTY + LIVE Q&A

HERE / NOT HERE was commissioned by the British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust. Live events and panels are
supported by Unlimited. Watch HERE / NOT HERE on BSL Zone

Details

Date:
October 31
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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