Elektrik Kulture Podkast: Strolling

Strolling | Ackee and Saltfish

Online Independent Film Series

London, England

Cecile Emeke | Vanessa Babirye | Michelle Tiwo

Elektrik Kulture Podkasts: Topics to make you think, question and converse

Two weeks ago, I met up Cecile Emeke, Michelle Tiwo and Vanessa Babirye to talk about the online series 'Strolling' and a new independent film 'Ackee and Saltfish'. 

Strolling is about finally getting the chance to really say what you think, and not hiding because of censorships. On the 'Strolling' website, Cecile admits to feeling like she had to hide her thoughts and feelings whilst growing up.

The aim of 'Strolling' is to reject that feeling completely. It's about providing a platform for people to open up, be honest, and to say the things they only think about or only talk to their friends about; on camera.

Growing up I played various characters that people imagined me to be. If I did not play along, then I was not seen.

The aim of 'Strolling' is to reject that feeling completely. It's about providing a platform for people to open up, be honest, and to say the things they only think about or only talk to their friends about; on camera.

We also talked about her most recent comedy film, 'Ackee and Saltfish' which explores the friendship of two characters, Olivia (played by Michelle Tiwo) and Rachel (played by Vanessa Babirye).

The film was screened at Rio Cinema in Dalston, East London in September. But hopefully with more funding, it'll get another screening, and possibly even an online series.

So, two weeks ago a conversation was recorded, and if I'm going to be honest it was one of the realest conversations I have had the chance to record and to put up on the internet this year. We talked about white supremacy being masqueraded as racism, and black men being the most sexist type of guy due to deeply ingrained patriarchy and misogyny being expected of them as well as ways you can support the continuation of independent film.

This podcast isn't going to be to everyones taste, it's raw. I'd also like to take the time to mention that these are the current views of the three people who took part in the conversation, they may change - or they may stay the same.

If you're lucky enough to have an hour in the day to sit down and listen to the podcast, then please do. If not, it's okay - you can download it for free to listen to whilst you're on the go. Unfortunately I can't guarantee that you wont be the goofy person smiling on the bus!

The file is quite big, and The Elektrik Kulture apologies for that, but we are figuring out a way for your file to maintain a higher and slightly more crisp quality, then mp3 quality.

The podcast features words from Cecile Emeke, Michelle Tiwo and Vanessa Babirye.

Music is from Sumochief's debut EP on Lunatick Records.

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Elektrik Kulture Podkasts: Topics to make you think, question and converse.

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