25th June - 2 July, 2021
We are delighted to support the screenings of two films by Burkinabé director Gaston Kaboré at the Folk Film Gathering. Curated by Transgressive North, the Folk Film Gathering is the world’s first folk film festival, celebrating the lived experiences of communities worldwide.
This year the Folk Film Gathering revolves around a theme of solidarity: exploring both the different stories that distinguish communities in different parts of the world, alongside certain aspects of experience that are shared in common. In particular, our online programme this year features a series of live conversations between filmmakers from very different parts of the world, who nonetheless also share certain aspects of perspective and approach to filmmaking. As part of these conversations, some of the world’s most significant filmmakers will come together to discuss the possibility of a people’s cinema. Gaston Kaboré (Burkina Faso) will be in conversation with Zacharius Kunuk (Inuit community, Canadian Arctic) on Friday 2nd July, 7pm.