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South by South: Memory
Wed 12 Jul 2023
Past event

A woman sits in a dark room with her phone held to her face. Her eyes are welling up with tears.

Still from República, 2020.

Join us for this screening event presenting three short films that explore memory, experience and Black subjectivity. Each film experiments with slowness and ‘errantry’, a state of wandering or travelling.

This is the first event of our latest South by South series, programmed by Awa Konaté.

Ibrahim Shaddad’s Jagdpartie (Hunting Party) (1967) is a study on racism told through a white mob’s hunt for a Black farmworker in Germany. Shaddad plays with light and shadow to disrupt the image of the forest as imagined by the German Romantic movement.

In República (2020), playwright and director Grace Passô undermines dominant narratives in Brazil that structure society. Passô’s film centres a woman who has woken up from her sleep to a city engulfed in violence. The film speaks to the experiences of the Black diaspora in Brazil.

Life on the Horn (2020) by Mo Harawe explores devastation in the region through a dying father and his son. The film brings together slow-paned and lingering shots of the Somali coastline to recall violent histories of resource exploitation and ecological damage.


South by South is a quarterly film screening at the South London Gallery. The programme, which is now in its twelfth year, focuses on presenting bold and innovative cinema from Africa and the diaspora to audiences in the UK. Awa Konaté is the 2023 curator for South by South.


  • The room will be dark.
  • Wheelchair Access and/or Disabled Toilets are available at this site.
  • We offer free tickets for carers, please email to reserve your free carers ticket.
  • Please contact with access requirements.