NORIENT FILM FESTIVAL
 Online Edition 2021: January 27–31 & February 19–21 

A Protest, A Celebration, A Mixed Message


Rhea Storr
Great Britain 2018 – 12’

 NFF SHORTS

CH Premiere
Sprache/language: English
Untertitel/subtitles: English

︎Stream on Demand
available worldwide


Am West Indian Carnival in Leeds ist Feiern zugleich Protest. Mit einem Blick auf Formen von Autorität fragt «A Protest, A Celebration, A Mixed Message» danach, wer hier wirklich performt. Der Kurzfilm folgt Mama Dread, eine Truppe, deren Karneval-Thema die karibische Immigration nach Grossbritannien ist. Die Zuschauer*innen werden dazu aufgefordert, die Sichtbarkeit schwarzer Körper zu überdenken, besonders in ländlichen Gegenden.

Celebration is protest at Leeds West Indian Carnival. A look at forms of authority, «A Protest, A Celebration, A Mixed Message» asks who is really performing here. Following Mama Dread’s, a troupe whose carnival theme is Caribbean immigration to the UK, we are asked to consider the visibility of black bodies, particularly in rural spaces.






︎Background Article on the Norient Space

«Efforts to reexamine colonial histories should be placed in conversation with the ongoing call to remove colonial and imperial monuments.»
Chandra Frank, feminist researcher

A Norient Space Snap (Artwork: Sejma Fere, Remix: DJ Raph)




Stills: A Protest, A Celebration, A Mixed Message (Rhea Storr, Great Britain 2018)