Screening • Black President, by Mpumelelo Mcata


17 Nov 2016
20:00 - 21:45
Bienal Pavilion • Auditorium (Basement)
17 nov 2016, 20:00 - 21:45
Bienal Pavilion • Auditorium (Basement)

In partnership with the Goethe-Institut, the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo presents Mpumelelo Mcata inaugural project as filmmaker.

SYNOPSIS: In 'Black President' the guitarist of the South African alt-rock group, BLK JKS documents the life of Zimbabwean born artist Kudzanai Chiurai in real time. As its central theme, the film has Chiurai’s State of the Nation exhibition. "What is Black Guilt?” In this film Mcata questions the responsibility of African artists in an ever more globalised universe, where one might find themselves "playing catch up" to the West as opposed to following their own path. Are we victims of our past, forever beholden to our so called arrested development, or is our burden our superpower?

Genre: Documentary
Country: Zimbabwe, South Africa, United Kingdom,
Director: Mpumelelo Mcata
Duration: 86 minutes
Cast: Kudzanai Chiurai, Anna Teeman, Melissa Goba, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Zaki Ibrahim
2015 / Color

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Capacity: up to 300 people.

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