Cultural programme CTD Conference: Art, film, music & discussion


During the CTD conference, Connecting in Times of Duress presents a cultural programme in collaboration with the Festival N’Djam s’enflamme en slam. This programme consists of the art exhibition ‘Vivre sous contrainte / Living under duress’, a film screening of Wùlu (2016) at cinema Le Normandie, and a public panel discussion on the ‘digital revolution’. CTD has also invited a number of performers from Central Africa to participate in the programme of N’Djam s’enflamme en slam.

Art exhibition: ‘Vivre sous contrainte / Living under duress’

Opening: Wednesday 25 October 2017, 18:00 at the Institut Français du Tchad (IFT)

As part of the cultural programme of the Connecting in Times of Duress Conference, the ‘Living Under Duress’ exhibition (curated by artist Salma Khalil and researcher Catherina Wilson) is the result of a collaboration between researchers at the Leiden University and different artists from Central Africa. Over the past years, artists and researchers have defied the boundaries between academic and artistic knowledge. Celebrate with us the fusion of art and academia!

Participating artists : Salma Khalil (Chad) – Photography; Chrisly (Chad) – Drawing/Cartoon; Sapin Makengele ( Congo-Kinshasa) – Painting/Drawing; Didier Kassaï (Central African Republic) – Drawing/Cartoon; Inge Ligtvoet (Netherlands) – Photography; Sjoerd Sijsma (Netherlands) – Ethnographic film

Opening hours : Tuesday 24 – Sunday 29 October 2017 from 9:00 to 17:30

Address : IFT – Avenue Mobutu – BP 1284 – N’Djamena – Chad

Film screening: Wùlu (2016)

Thursday 26 October, 18:00 at Cinema Le Normandie

Wùlu (Senegal/ Mali/ France, 2016, 95′) is a rollercoaster ride of a thriller about a young man who begins trafficking cocaine and quickly becomes embroiled in the Malian drug ring. This impressive debut by Daouda Coulibaly takes place at the time of the coup in 2012, when drug trafficking held Mali in its grip, politically destabilizing the country.

Address: Le Normandie – Ave Charles de Gaulle – N’Djamena – Chad

Panel discussion: ‘Revolution digitale / Digital revolution’

Saturday 28 October, 10:00-12:00 at Centre Baba Moustapha

Public panel discussion ‘Revolution digitale / Digital revolution’ in collaboration with N’djam s’enflamme en slam with a.o.: Anonyme (rapper and medical doctor) and others. Moderator: Mirjam de Bruijn