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screening with the short film "to,     from,"

Dir: David Schickele, 1971, 73minutes, USA, Certificate: 12A

Sun 21 July // 19:00

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Truth is stranger than fiction in Bushman, a rare sort of film portrait, part documentary, part imagined - poetic in its approach to real events.

Directed by David Schickele, Bushman follows Gabriel (Paul Elam Nzie Okpokam), a young Nigerian, living in San Francisco. Lovestruck and culturally stranded he faces the harsh realities of life in the 60’s.

Interwoven through his adventures in America are glances back to his African origins, and the dualities of the political and racial mood of the US alongside the terrible and elusive Civil War in Nigeria.

Through a blend of irony, poetry and nuanced storytelling, Bushman guides audiences through the profound complexities of the human experience.



Bushman will be preceded by the short film

to,     from, 

By poet Olivia Douglass, this work has been commissioned by Other Parties in response to David Schickele’s film, Bushman.
'to,    from,' gets to the heart of Bushman, exploring the tensions between the estranged and embodied experiences of the African diaspora.


Poem: Olivia Douglass 

Video Footage: Bushman by David Schickele 

Video Edit: Esme Lewis Gartside for Other Parties