Letters from the Continent

Studios Kabako

2023/24 Tanzformen Film

In 21 short videos, young African artists talk about their everyday life in the pandemic. They are concerned about their bodies, their art, about political and economic crises in their environment. Under the artistic direction of Virginie Dupray and Faustin Linyekula, a touching, intimate portrait of an entire generation of artists was created.

A cooperation with Culturescapes 2023 Sahara. Funded within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony.

Duration: ca. 1 h 18 min
Various languages with German subtitles

Fatoumata Bagayoko (Mali, sent from Bamako)
Collectif d’Art-d’Art / Michael Disanka & Christiana Tabaro (DRCongo, sent from Kinshasa)
Cie La Mer noire / Alioune Sow, Khoudia Touré, Kirsner Tsengou Dingha & Pierre-Claver Belleka aka Dexter (Senegal, Liberia, Republic of Congo, sent from Dakar)
Hamdi Dridi (Tunisia, sent from Montpellier / France)
Didier Ediho (DRCongo, sent from Kinshasa)
Chourouk El-Mahati, Moad Haddadi, Mohamed Lamqayssi (Morocco, sent from Belfort / France)
Kaïsha Essiane (Gabon, sent from Libreville)
Marcel Gbeffa (Benin, sent from Gaborone / Botswana)
Qondiswa James (Republic of South Africa, sent from Cape Town)
Samwel Japhet (Tanzania, sent from Dar-es-Salaam)
Jeannot Kumbonyeki (DRCongo, sent from Kinshasa)
Souleymane Ladji Kone (Burkina Faso, sent from Ouagadougou)
Seifeddine Manai (Tunisia, sent from Tunis)
Judith Olivia Manantenasoa (Madagascar, sent from Antananarivo)
Dorine Mokha (DRCongo, sent from Lubumbashi)
Abdoul Mujyambere (Rwanda, sent from Kigali)
Salim Mzé Hamadi Moisi (Comoros, sent from Moroni)
Nagham Salah Othman (Sudan, sent from Cairo)
Germaine Sikota (Togo, sent from Lome)
Maria Tembé (Mozambique, sent from Maputo)
Westsyde Lifestyle / Ambrose Idemudia Joshua, Daniel Emmanuel Olajuwon, Ordia Eromose & Osokoya Yemi (Nigeria, sent from from Lagos)

Artistic direction: Faustin Linyelula, Virginie Dupray
Post-production: Faustin Linyekula, Franck Mokha
Assistant post-production: Samuel Abotipay, Chimène Baofa, Benjamin Bukasa, Derhwa Kasunzu, Loys Linyekula, Antoine Mawazo, Dorcas Mulamba Production: Studios Kabako / Virginie Dupray, Isaac Yenga, Jonathan Adnan.
Coproduction: A-CDCN / CEC ArtsLink / Charleroi Danse Centre chorégraphique de Wallonie Bruxelles. L’échangeur CDCN Hauts-de-France / Festival de Marseille / Hau Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin / Institut français Paris / Kaserne Basel / Manège, scène nationale, Reims / La Manufacture, CDCN Nouvelle Aquitaine Bordeaux La Rochelle / MC 93 Bobigny / Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR) Brussels / Spielart Theaterfestival Munich / Théâtre de Vidy-Lausanne / Touka danses CDCN Guyane / Pro Helvetia Johannesburg, with Swiss Arts Council & Swiss Agency for Development.

With support from L’Art Rue Tunis and the National Arts Festival – RSA