Junkanoo Talk

2017
Country: United Kingdom
Duration: 11 mins
|36 Seconds
Colour,
Sound: Stereo
Ratio: 16:9
Available Format/s: HD Video: Prores Digital File
Original Format: Super 16mm Film, 2K Video
Themes: 
  • Abstraction
  • Body
  • Dance
  • Identity
  • Language and text
  • Music and sound
  • Performance
  • Race

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Who has the right to speak about whom? An understanding from afar of the colourful world of Junkanoo, a carnival- like celebration of the Bahamas. Abstraction is used to explore cultural identity. Junkanoo Talk employs the techniques of costume crafting particular to Junkanoo. The music is produced wholly on the filmmaker’s body and takes the rhythms of Rake ‘n’ Scrape, also particular to the Bahamas. The film questions the slippages which occur when a language performs across cultures, asking what can be translated and where resistances occur.

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