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Terra Mater

Terra Mater

Kantarama Gahigiri
Rwanda, Switzerland
2023
10 min
Dutch Premiere
Best of Fests
Synopsis

“What is it you call Freedom? What is it you call Power? What is it you call Victory? When you fail to understand that you cannot just harm some place and think it is separate from you – it is not,” the Earth Spirit declares. Proudly wearing a royal robe made from parts of electrical appliances, she stands on top of a vast rubbish tip, amid the stench, the marabou storks and the junk.

Pop video aesthetics, music and poetry blend to form a kind of Afrofuturist activist performance art, in which workers who have to wade through the trash angrily demand respect and awareness, as rich countries continue to abuse Africa by extracting its valuable raw materials and treating it as a rubbish dump.

Indignant, angry and visually fascinating, Terra Mater calls the world to account. Because Africa is suffering from the consequences of capitalism, colonialism and the destruction of nature.

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Credits
10 min
color
DCP
Spoken languages: English, Swahili
Director
    Kantarama Gahigiri
    Kantarama Gahigiri
Production
    Daniel Bleuer,
    Kantarama Gahigiri
    Daniel Bleuer,
    Kantarama Gahigiri
Cinematography
    Daniel Bleuer
    Daniel Bleuer
Editing
    Jules Claude Gisler
    Jules Claude Gisler
Sound
    Eugène Safali
    Eugène Safali
Sound Design
    Kathleen Moser
    Kathleen Moser
Music
    Emma Nzioka
    Emma Nzioka
Screenplay
    Kantarama Gahigiri
    Kantarama Gahigiri
World Sales
    Sudu Connexion
    Sudu Connexion
Screening copy
    Sudu Connexion
    Sudu Connexion

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