After the screening talk and DJ Session with Jumoke Adeyanju (aka mokeyanju)
Zeinabu Irene Davis, USA 1989, 19 min.
Zeinabu Irene Davis, USA 1999, 93 min.
Compensation tells two parallel love stories between a deaf woman and a hearing man, played by the same actors but set in two different times: the beginning and end of the 20th century. With inventive original scores, title cards, and carefully selected archival photographs, the film creates a new experience of “silent” film for both hearing and non-hearing audiences. Cycles similarly has sound and Black womanhood at its heart with the sounds of Miriam Makeba and trumpetist Clora Bryant, among others, weaving through the protagonist’s anticipation of her period.
Jumoke Adeyanju is an interdisciplinary multilingual poet, curator, dancer, vinyl selector and aspiring sound artist under the alias mokeyanju. She is heavily inﬂuenced by Detroit’s Hip Hop legacy, Fújì, Highlife, Ndombolo and percussive music. Jumoke is also the founder of The Poetry Meets Series, co-curator of SensiDance and hosts her own radio show sauti ya àkókò on Refugee Worldwide.