Tavaziva has been working with Film maker Alfred George Bailey, Modern Films and Project Sixty4 on new documentary I STILL BREATHE about a group of socially aware young adults who give extraordinary and deeply emotional testimonies of being black, mixed race and white in London, England. They passionately react to the impact of George Floyd’s brutal and unnecessary killing which has sent shockwaves globally. The response to this inhumane act has been an awakening in the collective social consciousness, and “Black Lives Matter” has echoed around the world. But what will happen now? Will power and privilege continue to turn a blind eye? Or will the new generation see what the current custodians have achieved for good and ill, and come together to right the wrongs of the past to bring in a new era of hope for the future?
I STILL BREATHE is a statement of hope for the world because, Sometimes the most profound messages come from the voices that are unheard. Featuring Tavaziva dancers Lisa Rowley and Dak Mashava.
The documentary premiered on Sky Arts on Sunday 18 October and Battersea Arts Centre are presenting it as part of their Make/Love Season this month – We Will Still Breathe is an online event of film and performance, debate and discussion curated by Battersea Arts Centre, Alfred George Bailey and Tunde Adefioye, to navigate ways to acknowledge, transform and move forward.
The event will open with a panel discussion, chaired by Tunde Adefioye and featuring Jaamil Kosoko (US/American Chameleon), Aminata Ndow, Mohamed Bari (Black History Month Belgium) and Dulcie Usher (The Agency).