Rebels // Episodes
Following the mainstream news, it seems like the world has no other option than “take it or leave it”, whatever is served and wherever the direction is heading. For long decades, for some for long centuries, it feels like we are stuck with social, cultural and economic power structures with the same personas and content, most going along with it like there is no other way. This is a virtual place where we are meeting brave new people from all over the world, who are going and living counter, spark new ways of thinking and encourage the flames already existing. Those rebels are in every corner on this planet but they rarely get the stage to spread the fresh wind. Here is one of those stages.
Ayo Wallace is an inspirational British woman with Jamaican and Nigerian roots (and many more), who works on themes such as identity, culture, social inclusion and human rights through song, poetry and narrative, to express the challenges as well as alternative views on why we keep certain issues like race, gender and colonialism hidden.
“The world needs to heal, we need to heal”
George F. is a writer of creative non-fiction, who travelled extensively across Europe and Asia working with socially excluded groups ranging from the homeless to heroin addicts and street kids. Direct action and self housing master is one of the most literate fuck the privilege practitioner. Them fuck the life genderless and ownless. Since F. stands for fuck off, we are happy them didn’t fuck off our filming.
“I’ve actually seen the evolution of women”
When Tuhi was a child, women in India were staying home, taking care of the family. As the only and female child, her father always wished her to be a son, and follow his footsteps, to become a doctor. Disobeying the norms or expectations of strict society and parents while surviving, is even more challenging than in the West. But one of the first female tattoo artist in India, who survived eating disorders and depression, found a way. Welcome to her experience of life.
“It is taking the vulnerability and exposing it to people”
When you get choreography, dramaturgy, costumography, live music and performance in one shot. Both from worlds so unimaginably different, blending them in an explosion that perhaps even annoys you with no limits, contradictions and bizzarness. Because inside the borders doesn’t provoke, doesn’t rise questions and doesn’t push our own reflecting.