Africalia co-produced the short film Kaniama show of Belgian-Congolese artist Baloji. It will carry you into the atmosphere of the 80’s-90’s in a satire of state TV.
This short film will be premiered on February 25, 2018 at 18:00PM during Afropolitan Festival at BOZAR, in the presence of the filmmaker.
After the album Hôtel Impala (2008) and its Congolese version, Kinshasa Succursale (2011) which the world press (NY Times, Guardian, El Pais, les Inrocks...) honored with 4 stars, Baloji is on the brink of bringing a new album, Avenue Kaniama, in the spring of 2018 published by the prestigious independent label Bella Union.
Baloji realises the clips and visuals for his various projects. Kaniama show is his first fictional short film. It’s a satire of the propagandistic television in Africa ; in 2019 he will direct his first film for which he wrote the scenario. Baloji in Swahili means “man of science”, but during the colonisation and due to evangelisation, its meaning shifted to “men of occult science and witchcraft”. Baloji puts resilience at the heart of his work, proposes an art form where collusion and crossbreeding are mingled, an unbridled art form free from the limitations of “genres”.
Date : 25/02/18, 18h00
Location : BOZAR, Rue Ravenstein 23 Ravensteinstraat, 1000 Brussels (room Studio)
Entrance : free registration
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Baloji.
Afropolitan Festival : www.bozar.be
With : Eriq Ebouaney, Bwanga PiliPili, Martha Canga Antonia, Eric Kabongo, Jérémie Zagba, Gorges Ocloo, Sophie Sénécaut and Jean-Marie Vovk.
Production : Versus Production Co-production : Africalia, Twenty-Nine Studio Production, Katuba, RTBF, Be tv, HK Corp With the supoport of : Tax Shelter du Gouvernement fédéral belge and Inver Tax Shelter.