Lenina Ungari & Kevin Osepa
Who are the filmmakers of the future? New talents on their work, inspiration, dreams and ideals. Today: Lenina Ungari and Kevin Osepa.
Lenina Ungari is a screenwriter who is interested mainly in the meaning of locations. Her films often deal with real people with real problems. By staying close to reality and treating her characters with integrity, Ungari is able to create poignant scenes. Screening are L'última primavera and the short film Niflheim, in which two anonymous men escape, dogs on their heels, and become entangled in a snowy wood.
Kevin OsepaKevin Osepa is a visual artist who works with film and photography; he was born and raised in Curaçao and now based in the Netherlands. His work revolves around his identity and the Afro-Caribbean identity in a postcolonial world. The stories he tells, such as in Watamula, which can also be seen during Badlands, often have a personal starting point. Although the themes that Osepa investigates are autobiographical, his work can also be regarded as a quasi-anthropological study. Using various (experimental) techniques, Osepa creates visual narratives that deal with themes such as afro spirituality, sexuality, masculinity, decolonization and family ties.
Up-and-coming film talent at Eye: a new generation of Dutch makers are given the opportunity to present their debut films, discuss filmmaking and select films by makers that inspired them. These Badlands evenings are compiled by guest curators Lemuël de Graav, Xiang Yu Yeung and Eye programmer Ronald Simons.