In July 1969, William Klein filmed the first Pan-African culture festival in Alger. Famous artists participated, including Nina Simone, Archie Shepp and Miriam Makeba. The festival became a political manifestation that spread hope for a free and fraternal Africa. Language: French with English subtitles.
The film screening is a part of the programme in conjunction with Zineb Sedira’s ongoing exhibition Standing Here Wondering Which Way to Go. Focusing on Algeria’s capital Algiers which, during the 1960s, was a hub for freedom-fighting organisations, Sedira presents the Pan African Festival 1969 as an example of how work and culture contributed to a unique spirit of solidarity that developed throughout the world.
Bildmuseet / 40 Years of International Contemporary Art in Umeå, Sweden