To coincide with RIFFS, an exhibition of Yto Barrada's work at Ikon Gallery in May/June, we are contributing to a canalside film programme which will run over three weekends. Designed to reflect Barrada's 'double life' as founding director of the Cinémathèque de Tanger, these screenings will explore migration and exile, links between Europe and North Africa, and the trance-like effects of cinema. On 2nd June there's also a day of short films and activities for younger audiences, and throughout the season you can get a mint tea and watch the world go by. Our home is the Ikon Slow Boat, moored in Brindleyplace (next to the Handmade Burger Company) and converted into a floating picturehouse for the duration.
On 19-20 May and 9 June the Boat will be screening a programme curated by Yto Barrada, featuring a selection of work by North African filmmakers from different periods including Ahmed Bouanani, Bouchra Khalili and Barrada herself.