“When Silence Rises from Earth” is filmed by Ugandan cinematographer Joshua Black-Alibet.
It documents a ceremony that was performed at the end of 2020 by IR::Sankara Future Dub Resurgence.
The ceremony takes place at the Dub Museum in Kampala, Uganda. It centers around the ritual preparation of a djembe drum, but its focus is on the future – our anti-colonial futures.
The theme of silence is key to the film’s soundtrack and is partly inspired by John Cage’s 4’33”.
The film is equally engaged with a visual installation in the Dub Museum, a set of poster collages highlighting stories of resistance, messages of healing, and symbols of connection along outernationalist lines.
To learn more about the activists, musicians, and movements featured in the film, go to dubdem.com.br/silence