The Gamblers
2019 | 16mm + HD | bw + Color | Stereo | 45min
Directed by Rosalind Morris
contribution: Editing + 16mm performance

‘The Gamblers’ is an immersive work that aims to take audience members on a Dantesque journey across the threshold of borders — political as well as geopolitical — into a world beneath the surface of the earth and across the landscape of postindustrial labor in the ruins of South Africa’s gold mines. Made on location and in collaboration with South African cinematographer Ebrahim Hajee and southern African migrant miners Bhekani Mumpande, Prosper Ncube, and Darren Munenge, ‘The Gamblers’ is part of a series of related works, which include the feature-length documentary ‘We are Zama Zama’, produced and directed by Rosalind Morris.

This multi-screen work and live edit of high resolution video and 16 mm film, will be followed by a conversation between the work’s director, Rosalind Morris, its video editor and 16 mm film artist, Philippe Leonard, as well as  Yolanda Ariadne Collins and Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky.

Presentation
Ici (Berlin), January 7, 2019