Hors d'oeuvre #5 Dire à Lamine
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Join our associate artists nadjim bigou-fathi and soto labor to watch and discuss the documentary ‘Dire à Lamine’ in the presence of the Collectif Cases Rebelles.
‘Hors-d'oeuvre’ is conceived as a screening programme where nadjim bigou-fathi and soto labor wish to share films they have come across in the course of their research into the Frsh (search for an object in a pocket) project. These screenings will lead to an open discussion between speakers and members of the public. The aim of this invitation is to reflect collectively on issues such as the management of our narratives, the conditions under which they are produced and the power relationships they imply. This event is part of nadjim & soto's collaboration with Beursschouwburg as part of the associated artists programme.
DIRE À LAMINE, 2018, documentary, 72 min, FR ST EN
A film written, directed and produced by the collective Cases Rebelles
On 17 June 2007 in Paris, Lamine DIENG, like many others before him, was killed by the police. 10 years on, the film ‘Dire à Lamine’ recounts the struggle of his family and the collective Vies Volées, set up by his sister Ramata. How to cope with injustice, with the double wound of a crime and the absence of a trial? How to continue to exist, to fight, to resist? Using interviews and archival footage, family members and supporters address these questions. Personal recollections, political meditations, insights, historical analyses, but also words of love and renewed promises of struggle succeed one another. In counterpoint, a portrait of Lamine appears.
NADJIM BIGOU-FATHI (1990, FR) is a designer, visual artist and performer. He is interested in the emergence of boundaries – from walls to words – and the normative, territorial or authoritarian dynamics that underpin them. Through curatorial, sculptural and performance projects, he examines situations of expectation and anticipation, questioning the power relations between participants.
SOTO LABOR (1993, FR) is a poet, visual artist and performer. Strongly influenced by hip-hop as a means of empowerment, he explores different forms of narrative and performance, while examining the conditions under which discourse is exercised. He produces short stories, fables, poems and rap lyrics as critical tools.
CASES REBELLES is a black anti-authoritarian collective founded in France in 2010. We take part in and co-organise political and cultural events, produce articles and a monthly radio podcast about the histories, cultures and struggles of black people. Our activities seek to combat all forms of domination from an Afrocentric perspective, an approach we call PanAfroRévolutionnaire. In 2020, we created Éditions Cases Rebelles.
The documentary 'Dire à Lamine' was made between 2016 and 2018 by the co-founders of the collective, Michaëla Danjé and Xonanji.
Vegan meal included.
image | Collectif Cases Rebelles