Never lacking in striking initiatives, Bozar launches Afropolitan Chronicles Days, a regular rendez-vous with a booming “afropolitan” contemporary creation.
At the heart of the phenomenon, there is a new generation of Africans and also of artists of African descent, on several continents and who are drawing a cross-border culture. The resolutely thematic and engaging approach can no more directly be on the news and will be available in various forms including film sessions, performances, debates. The first edition holds in May and straight away offers an attractive programme. A series of debates will bring together filmmakers, writers, musicians, architects, but also researchers, economists, journalists and activists, under the title Africa Next Narratives. The Participants all being involved in the redefinition of the role of Africa and its image in a globalised world.
A major event will be the Belgian premiere of the film by Rama Thiaw ,The Revolution Won’t Be Televised, a portrait of the Senegalese movement of social protest Y en a marre (created by rappers) just recently won an award at the Berlin Festival. Another documentary, this time Congolese, will capture the attention: Atalaku by Dieudo Hamadi, dedicated to the Cinéma du Réel de Paris festival and which plunges us into the relationship between common people and politicking games creating almost no more dupes… One can also attend the launch of the publication Créer en postcolonie. Belgian-Congolese voices and dissidents and a Afropean Project Open Lab where comedians ask (through performance, a reading and discussion) the question about the image of Africans on European stages. DJ sets and Afro’peros (networking of African diaspora Belgium) complete a programme whose sessions are either free or available for a small entry fee. A beautiful African month in May, a factory of the future, an appointment that calls more!