Metalepsis in Black - UK Premiere

Metalepsis in Black - UK Premiere

Black History Month
Date: Monday 30 October 2017
Time: 19:30 - 21:30
Venue: Andrew Stewart Cinema, Gilmorehill
Category: Films and theatre
Speaker: Curated by Rebecca Duncan and Finn Daniels-Yeomans

In 2015, protests erupted across South African universities. Nationwide, students gathered under the motto #FeesMutFall to demonstrate against rising tuition costs, and to issue a wider call for the decolonisation of the country's higher education system. These are challenges that reveberate beyond the walls of the South African academy. They emerge in a Rainbow Nation that has failed to materialise for the youth of the country's 'born free' generation.

In Metalepsis in Black, Aryan Kaganof explores the protests and philosophy of the Fees Must Fall movement, and tracks responses to it from the state and from within the academy. Shot predominantly in black and white and refusing a linear structure, this is a nuanced and creative film that destabilises expectations of documentary form. Its fuild, unpredictable and sometimes unsettling style relfects the energy, complexity and anger of the Fallist movement, dramatising its efforts to produce something new from the old.

Free and non-ticketed event.

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