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The Inheritance

by Ephraim ASILI


The fictional side of The Inheritance focuses above all on an attempt at re-enactment: how can you draw on past stories and experiences of the MOVE organisation, created in West Philadelphia in the 1970s, and the Black Arts Movement, a collection of records engraved with memorable music and words, a heavy trunk filled with books whose pages recount a literary history of Afro-American thinking, the hypothesis of a heritage where past struggles seem to reactivate those to be waged in the present? Inheritance would then seem to imply propelling a political gesture that links the theory of struggle with its practical application. Between performances, readings, testimonies and preparing smoothies, Asili invents a kind of editing (which no longer involves editing shots but rather evidentiary sequences), where each character slips out of their actor’s role into that of listener/spectator, for the sake of posterity reminiscent of J-L. Godard’s La Chinoise. JB

  • Titre français
    The Inheritance
  • Titre international
    The Inheritance
  • Scénario
    Ephraim ASILI
  • Photo
    Ephraim ASILI, Ryan JENKIN
  • Montage
    Ephraim ASILI
  • Son
    Stephen MCLAUGHLIN
  • Interprétation
    Nozipho MCCLEAN, Eric LOCKLEY, Chris JARELL, Julian ROZZELL Jr.
  • Production
    Asili Vision
  • Support de projection
  • Sous-titrage

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