Thu 28 March 2024

Camera Justitia Night

The Camera Justitia Night focuses on the many aspects and forms of justice. We will be screening the monumental documentary Soundtrack to a Coup d’Etat, directed by Johan Grimonprez.

Jazz, decolonization and human rights activism are intertwined in this historical rollercoaster that rewrites the Cold War episode where musicians Abbey Lincoln and Max Roach stormed the UN Security Council to protest against the murder of Patrice Lumumba.

Johan Grimonprez is a renowned filmmaker, multimedia artist and curator. Grimonprez’s critically acclaimed work dances on the borders of practice and theory, art and cinema, documentary and fiction, demanding a double take on the part of the viewer. Informed by an archeology of present-day media, his work seeks out the tension between the intimate and the bigger picture of globalization.

Poet and spoken word artist Sydney Lowell will open the night by giving a performance with rhythmic poetry.
The evening is hosted by Maral Khajeh, who will sit down with the director of the film, Johan Grimonprez, for an inspiring conversation about the film. 
DJ Mo Wrights will play a jazz inspired set in the foyer of Theater aan het Spui before and after the programme.

This event is part of the Camera Justitia Day, a special programme focusing on global justice and film with different activities and events.


Johan Grimonprez


Maral Khajeh


Sydney Lowell