Fonko

 

Fonko is a feature length documentary about social and political changes in the new Africa as seen through an avalanche of striking, innovative and visual music.

In the Manding language Fonko means "the thing", in Wolof "to take care of each other". The great musical revolution of today takes place in Africa, where urban club music is merging with traditional styles. New technology and swift communications has released super talents of the continent, spreading music, arts and ideas to the rest of the world.

In Fonko we meet some of the most outspoken, creative and interesting artists of today that redefines the image of Africa, traveling from Dakar in the west through Accra, Lagos and Luanda to Johannesburg in the south. Throughout the movie we also hear the voice of Fela Kuti, one of the continent's greatest musical icons and political activists. Fela speaks through early recorded interviews.

 

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS:

           2016:

Gothenburg Film Festival
Beat Film Festival  
Krakow Film Festival
In-Edit Festival (Sao Paolo, Bogota, Athens, Barcelona & Santiago) 
London Film Festival
DocLisboa 
Festival Dei Popoli 
Porto/Post/Doc Festival

           2017:

FIPA 
Rotterdam Film Festival 
Seeyousound Festival
Ambulante Festival
Musical Ecran- Festival de documentaries musicaux Boudeaux
MOOV Film Festival
The African Street Style Festival London

 

Production facts

Year of production: 2015/2016

Shooting format: HD
Duration: 87 minutes
Directors: Lamin Daniel Jadama, Göran Olsson & Lars Lovén
Producer: Tobias Janson
Camera: Ania Winiarska, Lamin Daniel Jadama, Göran Olsson & Lars Lovén
Editing: Limpasen Game
Graphic design: Sepidar Hosseini

Produced by Story AB

in co-production with WDR/Jutta Krug, First Hand Films/Esther van Messel, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Cecilia Lidin and Nordisk Film & TV Fond/Karolina Lidin

World Sales: First Hand Films

 

 

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The Fonko team on location in Dakar

 

20 January 2013

People

Göran Hugo Olsson

goran@story.se

Tobias Janson

tobias@story.se

Lars Lovén

larsloven@story.se

Daniel Jadama

daniel@story.se

Fonko confirmed for Rotterdam Film Festival

 

We are excited to announce that Fonko has been selected to be part of the Black Rebels section at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017!

See all selected films here:

https://iffr.com/en/professionals/selected-for-iffr-2017

2 January

People

Göran Hugo Olsson

goran@story.se

Tobias Janson

tobias@story.se

Lars Lovén

larsloven@story.se

Daniel Jadama

daniel@story.se

The Fonko team on location in Dakar

 

20 January 2013

People

Göran Hugo Olsson

goran@story.se

Tobias Janson

tobias@story.se

Lars Lovén

larsloven@story.se

Daniel Jadama

daniel@story.se

Fonko confirmed for Rotterdam Film Festival

 

We are excited to announce that Fonko has been selected to be part of the Black Rebels section at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017!

See all selected films here:

https://iffr.com/en/professionals/selected-for-iffr-2017

2 January

People

Göran Hugo Olsson

goran@story.se

Tobias Janson

tobias@story.se

Lars Lovén

larsloven@story.se

Daniel Jadama

daniel@story.se