Het Bos
Ankerrui 5-7, Antwerp

‘Aire’ (2021, 13’) - Collectif Faire-Part
In 2019, filmmakers Paul Shemisi and Nizar Saleh traveled from Kinshasa to Frankfurt for a screening of their new film. During a stopover in Angola, they were stopped at the airport, because the airline didn't trust their papers. When Paul and Nizar thought they would be led to a hotel, where they would stay until their return flight home, they found themselves in an illegal detention center.

In this short film, the testimony from the filmmakers provides an insight into the impossibility for Congolese artists to travel trouble-free and in safety, while the images show breathtaking views from an airplane window.

Film of choice: ‘OK’ (2021, 5’) - Helga Davis & Anouk De Clercq
In the Summer of 2020, at the height of the Black Lives Matter protests in her country, Helga Davis wrote a text that voices her pain, her despair and also her hopes for the future.

After collaborating on Helga Humming (2019) and One(2020), the text became the starting point for a new film and a first work co-signed by Helga Davis and Anouk De Clercq. OK scrutinises the relations between Black and White while searching for the essence of collaboration and caring about the other.

Film of choice: ‘One’ (2020, 6’) - Anouk De Clercq

One is a film, a performance, a 21st century protest song, a call to action, a pledge, a commitment, a solemn undertaking, a summoning of consciousness, an instruction, a stand against mindlessness and distraction, an art of limits, an active silence, a difficult love. And an invitation. To drink in the vibrancy of life at all scales. To embrace complexity and attend to our world with a befitting vibrancy of feeling.

Film of choice: ‘Cycles’ (1989, 17’) - Zeinabu Irene Davis

Rasheeda Allen is waiting for her period, a state of anticipation familiar to all women. Drawing on Caribbean folklore, this exuberant experimental drama uses animation and live action to discover a film language unique to African American women. The multilayered soundtrack combines a chorus of women's voices with the music of Africa and the diaspora-including Miriam Makeba, acappella singers from Haiti and trumpetiste Clora Bryant.


Every evening, prior to the screenings, vegetarian food will be served by different collectives. Films are screened at 20h30 and afterwards it is be possible to discuss extensively until midnight.

Tonight Judith & Kevin will cook!

Starter: gyoza, crispy scallion pancakes and cucumbersalad.

Main dish: Cambodian ricepudding. All vegan!