The slums of Kampala - Uganda’s capital - are home to a unique tradition of live film translation. Local video jockeys translate dialogue and explain the plot as well as various aspects of Western behaviour and lifestyle. Swedish artist Markus Öhrn organised a special screening of Ingmar Bergman’s masterpiece Persona (1966) in Kampala and documented the event on film. The VJs commentaries resemble an anthropological exploration, deconstructing and reinterpreting white, bourgoise art with great irony.
In Luganda with English Subtitles
Concept, Camera, Editing: Markus Öhrn * Production: Markus Öhrn, Swedish Subterranean Movie Company in cooperation with Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Swedish Arts Grant Committee, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam and Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz Berlin.