2017 - 2018
In 2016/2017 Black Speaks Back brought together a group of fifteen young, Afro-European artists to imagine the future of Europe, together with Ghanian-Romanian artist Wanlov the Kubolor. Participants shared their experiences and their work, learned about Afrofuturism and started sketching the futures they imagined. Each artist contributed something of their own: a storyline, dance, song, rap, a scene, costumes, images, puppets and so on.
The power of this collective creation of fifteen artists was tremendous and resulted in a bold and absolutely unique Afrofuturistic musical. The film had its international première at the legendary Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. It has already been the genesis of multiple new creations and surely will inspire many more.
Directed by: Robert-Jonathan Koeyers
Written by: Nohely Koeyers & Robert-Jonathan Koeyers
Music Directing by: Wanlov the Kubolor
Produced by: Emma-Lee Amponsah and Christopher Daley
With the support of: BOZAR, Growfunding, Zinnema, Pianofabriek & Destelheide.
Learn more about the film’s contributing artists: Wanlov the Kubolor, Robert-Jonathan Koeyers, Nohely Koeyers, Susu Amina, Younes Spitler, Blanche Pembe, Jenny Onya Oveneke, Kritikos Pandelis Mwansa, Elvira Ocran, Quincy, Nana Appiah, Anne-Sophie Opara, Rafaello Visconti, Frédérique Guerrier, Angelo Ormskerk. Full credits available in the presskit.
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