Last summer I watched a film called Zo Reken that discussed the political corruption in Haiti. Various citizens spoke about the horrific state of their country and it reminded me of my home country of Cameroon. It felt like all of these experiences were spoken in different languages but sung the same tune. “Cries in different tongues” uses performance to explore the connections between the people in Cameroon and Haiti as they struggle with the enduring legacies of French colonization. An individual from each country is used as a canvas to visually illustrate the structural violence being heard.
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