Curated for Het Gemaal op Zuid in collaboration with Stichting Lalibela.
The film 'Black Venus' (2010) is an intense portrait of the life of South-African born Saartje Baartmaan. Baartmaan became a symbol of 19th century European racial doctrine and was exhibited throughout Europe. The film vividly depicts her pain and humiliation through a gaze and tempo rarely seen in cinema. French-Algerian director Abellatif Kechiche also directed renowned masterpieces such as La Vie d’Adèle (2013) and La Graine et le Mulet (2007)
As a prelude the film there will be a diner inspired by African cuisine. Lalibela, a foundation specialised in vegetarian world cuisine, and its fantastic chefs will provide a diner before the film and a desert afterward. After the film screening there will be also room for a talk about unity and a better understanding of the other, especially in these times of fear mongering all around.
Diner & Film on Friday 31 August 2018 from 19:00-23:30 hrs - Paviljoen aan het Water, Brielselaan 157, Rotterdam