Civil Dusk

David Uzochukwu

‘Civil Dusk’ is a film about a post-migrant notion of belonging. In a semi-autobiographical narrative, Europe-born artist David Uzochukwu re-assesses his own gaze upon his Nigerian father.

It is shown in museums and on festivals as a four channel film installation split into three acts: A concerned voice message and a sandstorm sweep through a German neighborhood.

The window of an European family apartment bursts. After cutting himself on the shards, Chijioke, an Igbo father, begins to dream of a house rising in Nigeria. A shared everyday with his wife and children has long dissolved. Amidst domestic silence, he disintegrates. Igbo women commemorate the tradition of Igbo men, no matter where they live, building a house in the family village. They outline a collective architecture of belonging and growth.

‘Civil Dusk’ is a film about a post-migrant notion of belonging. In a semi-autobiographical narrative, Europe-born artist David Uzochukwu re-assesses his own gaze upon his Nigerian father.

It is shown in museums and on festivals as a four channel film installation split into three acts: A concerned voice message and a sandstorm sweep through a German neighborhood.

The window of an European family apartment bursts. After cutting himself on the shards, Chijioke, an Igbo father, begins to dream of a house rising in Nigeria. A shared everyday with his wife and children has long dissolved. Amidst domestic silence, he disintegrates. Igbo women commemorate the tradition of Igbo men, no matter where they live, building a house in the family village. They outline a collective architecture of belonging and growth.

Set Design

CPH:DOX

Direction

David Uzochukwu

DOP

Constanze Schmitt

Costumes

Isabelle Edi

Production

Jünglinge Film

Producer

Faraz Shariat, Paulina Lorenz, Mira Rosenmeier

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