L E   F I F A
L E   F I F A

North American Premiere


Peter Guyer, Thomas Burkhalter

Switzerland | 2020 | 1 h 29 min
English |
Subtitles: English
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In the streets of Ghana’s capital, Accra, two friends organize a fundraiser in aid of the United States. Is this a form of ironic humour? Political provocation? Or prophecy? Two Swiss filmmakers and six local musicians explore these questions. M3nsa, Wanlov The Kubolor, Adomaa, Worlasi, Akan, Mutombo Da Poet, and Poetra Asantewa wrote new songs and made new videos that are integrated into the film. In a world that is both more globalized and more decentralized than ever before, new ideas and trends emerge. How do Ghanaians perceive the changes in values taking place today? How do they think they can fight this change that is sweeping through Africa? What new visions of the future are they seeking to produce?
Solothurner Filmtage, Switzerland (2020)
Director Peter Guyer
Editing Amaury Berger
Artist Adomaa Adjeman, Akan Akan, M3NSA Ansah, Mutombo Da Poet, Wanlov The Kubolor, Worlasi Worlasi
Sound Balthasar Jucker
Cinematographer Peter Guyer

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Peter Guyer

Peter Guyer

Peter Guyer 1957* in Zürich, lives in Wabern, Bern.
3 years medical studies and 3 years study of German, Journalism and Ethnology at the Universities of Bern and Fribourg.
Since 1980 video and film work. Director and/​or camera for numerous documentaries and art videos. Work with visual artists and television.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Selected films:
Die Kunst des Scheiterns (2018)
Sounds and silence (2009)
Meerdolen (2005)
Big Mac Small World (2001)
Die Angst die Macht die Bilder des Zauberlehrlings (1993)
Thomas Burkhalter

Thomas Burkhalter

Thomas Burkhalter [*1973] is an ethnomusicologist, cultural producers and music journalist from Bern (Switzerland). He is the founder and director of Norient – Performing Music Research (norient​.com), and the artistic director of the Norient Musikfilm Festival (NMFF). Recent main projects include the documentary film «Contradict», the AV/​theatre/​dance performance «Clash of Gods», and the re-launch of Norient.

As a cultural producer he works transdisciplinary: e.g. the audio-visual performances «Sonic Traces: From the Arab World», «Sonic Traces: From Switzerland»; the exhibition «Seismographic Sounds – Visions of a New World» (e.g. ZKM Karlsruhe, CTM Berlin, Base Milano, 2015 – 2017); the documentary films «contradict» (2019), and «Buy More Incense – British-Asian Musicians in the UK» (2000). Burkhalter published the book «Local Music Scenes and Globalization: Transnational Platforms in Beirut» (Routledge), and co-edited the books «The Arab Avant Garde: Musical Innovation in the Middle East» (Wesleyan University Press), «Seismographic Sounds – Visions of a New World» (Norient Books). Burkhalter places great emphasis on transdisciplinary approaches between theory and practice.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Buy More Incense – British-Asian Musicians in the UK (2000)

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