Not Yet Uhuru
Rousing portrayals of the individuals and communities ceaselessly speaking truth to power.
Named for Letta Mbulu's 1996 album of the same title, this strand is comprised of films that are rallying cries for change, the desire to break from the grip of capitalism and for the freedom to live and breathe without fear of prejudice and violence enacted upon us.
Amidst social upheaval, economic difficulty and political turmoil, communities around the world are galvanising to demand a better future. For people of African descent in particular, the struggles against colonialism, capitalism and racism are ongoing and compounded by climate disaster and the disintegration of society. At a time that is otherwise disempowering, the stories told by these films bring a glimmer of hope to the dark void the modern world appears to be. Whilst demonstrating with conviction that freedom has not yet come, these communities fiercely proclaim before the camera that it must and will arrive. Just as Thomas Sankara asserts, they show that “revolution is, and should continue to be, the collective effort of revolutionaries to transform reality”.