MATATUism: Stylising A Rebel
Odira Morewabone

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19.12.16 | 7 – 10 pm

On 9th December, from 7 – 8 pm Block 336 will screen the short documentary: MATATUism: Stylising A Rebel by Brixton based artist Odira Morewabone.

The film explores the subcultural creative workspace of Nairobi’s Matatu industry and its creative output in the form of art, design, fashion, music and language. Matatu, as they’re referred to in Kenya are a collection of minibus share taxis known for their exuberant visual style, operating on fixed routes with no fixed timetable serving as the public mode of transport in Kenya.

Aiming to show and tell a different story of Africa; The film shows an Africa of creative, “cool” and enterprising young people who live by the Matatuist ethos of “embracing their limitations, doing things their way and operating by their own rules”. The outcomes of the project can only act as access points that illuminate some elements, perspectives and representations of the Matatu industry and the subcultural creative workspace they inhabit.

In association with the event, Block 336 is collaborating with local restaurant, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, a local restaurant offering a contemporary twist on traditional Ghanaian dining experience.

Programme

Screening 1: 7:00
Screening 2: 7:25
Screening 3: 7:50

Food by Zoe Ghana Kitchen: 8:00 – 9:00

Afrobeat by DJ Chris Gee (unwanted): 8:00 – 10:00