Diaspora Mixtapes Vol.1
Diaspora Mixtapes Vol.1 is an art house documentary that portraits artists, activists. entrepreneurs’ and intellectuals living in the African diaspora. The film was shot in Johannesburg, Bergen, Stolzenhagen, Negril and Helsinki in 2019.
The portraits consist of autobiographies and personal narratives that celebrate the diversity of black cultural identity in the contemporary African Diaspora. The film features Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Rebekka “Yeboyah” Kuukka, Maryan Abdulkarim, Joy Mariama Smith, Isaac Sene and Adri Mena.
Diaspora Mixtapes Vol.2
Diaspora Mixtapes vol. 2: After We Are Gone is the second part of the series. The short film will premiere in autumn 2022. Using the narrative conventions of magical realism, the film is a landscape of rhythms, visions and fantasies. The protagonist enters an underground shrine to meet the royal priestess and re-visits her ancestral past.
Ima Iduozee is a choreographer, dancer, director and filmmaker of Nigerian and Finnish descent. His internationally acclaimed debut solo piece This is the Title, premiered at Kiasma Theatres URB festival in 2012 and has since toured 16 countries in Europe, Asia and North America. Iduozee’s choreographic works have been presented at Finnish National Opera, Finnish National Theatre as well as Stockholm and Helsinki City Theatres.
In 2015, Finnish Critics’ Association awarded him for the best artistic breakthrough of the year. His choreography Garden of Eden featured at URB17, and the magazine Diaspora Mixtapes: Print Portals was curated and edited by him and published in 2021.
Location and accessibility
Kiasma Theatre is located on the first floor, at the opposite end of the building from the main doors. The theatre has no numbered seats. Jackets and bags can be left to Kiasma’s cloakroom for free.
The top level of Kiasma Theatre is accessible. We recommend to contact Kiasma’s info before if a place for a weelchair is needed.