Sat 10 Nov | 19:00 | The Ritzy BOOKING NOW
Director Q&A with Villy & Wanlov
Two innovative takes on the visual album and the classic variety show harness the power of music to expose experiences in everyday life we can’t and shouldn’t look away from.
Ghana. 2018. 30 mins. Pidgin English with English subs.
Villy sells phones in Accra to support his music career. His family from Lagos call to say his cousin in London has died. Will Villy be able to get a visa for the UK in time for the burial? Will his status as musician help? Oya mek we find out.
Belgium. 2018. 23 mins. French with English subtitles.
Between complaisant interviews and musical interludes Kaniama Show spreads the propaganda of the superficially soft power of an African nation under occupation. Congolese musician and visual artist Baloji’s debut fictional short is a crisp enjoyable satire of African broadcast television in the 80s and 90s.
Join us after the screening Upstairs at The Ritzy for JUJU Party. Special guests: Live performance by VILLY & The Xtreme Volumes!
Free entry with SEE ME, SEE YOU ticket.
£5 on the door
Emmanuel Owusu-Bonsu got into film making by curating visuals for music made by his peers. He co-directed the first and second Pidgin Musical Coz Ov Moni and now focuses more on making films addressing environmental pollution, corruption, inspirational personal stories, and human rights because he believes films are the most influential medium.