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2021 • Directors: Saul Williams & Anisia Uzeyman • 1h 45m • 2021 • United States/ France/ Canada • Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Swahili, French & English with English Subtitles
Thurs 8th September
Time: 6.45pm. LIGHTHOUSE SCREEN 2
Price: €10 excluding booking fees
The opening premier of the inaugural BEFF is a film like nothing you’ve ever experienced.
Neptune Frost tells the story of the meeting of intersex runaway hacker and a coltan miner in a Burindian e-waste camp and the resulting spark that ignite a rebellion against the authoritarian regime. Dream-like imagery and African rhythms combine to create a hallucinatory vision of possible futures, as the film celebrates new ways of resisting, connecting, and being. This extraordinary film features original songs and rhymes by co-director Saul Williams.
What we think
Identifying a film that conveys the full scope and complexity of environmental injustice is challenging. It is rarer still to find a piece of art that can speak to the most overlooked aspects of the struggle for justice: decolonialism, class, inequality and gender. Neptune Frost highlights the lived consequences of global extractivism for exploited communities, while also painting, in vivid colours, the possibilities that await when people challenge oppressive systems. And on top of all that – it sounds incredible! – Richard, Festival Programmer