Evening Stage
20:00 - 20:45
Evening Music and Cultural Programme
Screening of WE LIVE IN SILENCE, with a Live Soundtrack by M.anifest and Band

Short thesis

A premiere collaboration of renowned artists Kudzanai Chiurai (Zimbabwe) and M.anifest (Ghana). With WE LIVE IN SILENCE, Kudzanai Chiurai addresses the complexities of race, gender, colonization and the post-colony, imagining colonial futures and contesting dominant colonial narratives. M.anifest and band create a live soundtrack to the film, a special composition performed live for the first time. A special highlight not to be missed.


We Live in Silence (2017) is the final instalment in a 3-part series, which brings to full circle the photographic work which begun with Revelations (2011). We Live in Silence takes its lead from the previous two series in an attempt to offer a conclusion, while also exploring what was not resolved in Genesis and Revelations.
The film explores diverse narratives on race and colonization, weaving an intersecting story that positions race and colonization at the center of a story about migration, with white supremacy, religion & the post-colony as subtext. This final series attempts to dissect the film through similitude (quality or state of being similar to something), while shifting the story of the central protagonist to embody the complexities of race, gender, colonization and the post-colony.

M.anifest - http://manifestmc.com/
Born Kwame Tsikata, M.anifest, who describes his music as “transformative,” has received wide recognition for his clever wordplay and effortless trilingual lyricism, employing English, Twi, and Pidgin English to produce boundary crossing music.
M.anifest was one of the stars of MIDEM 2017 winning an International Midem Award in Cannes, France. His performance on the beaches of Cannes and at the Awards Gala made him the talk of the conference. He is Ghana’s reigning Rapper and Hip Hop Artist of the Year.
His impressive list of collaborators includes Erykah Badu, Femi Kuti, Tony Allen, Brymo (Nigeria), Highlife legend A.B Crentsil (Ghana), Tumi, Kwesta & Proverb (South Africa), Fatoumata Diawara (Mali), and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (US). M.anifest also recently scored the film adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s On Monday of Last Week and co-created & performed the credits song for groundbreaking Black historical fantasy short film, 'Forever Tree.'