DIR Sergio Aparicio
COUNTRY. Spain/ Senegal
Doors 7pm - Film 7.30pm
Tickets £6.00 (£4.50 concessions)
GALSEN is the way in which Senegalese young people designate their country in slang but, for the protagonist of this story, the mixed-race musician Sergio Aparicio (OKOBE aka Creisy Lyon), it is his goal and, at the same time, his point of departure. GALSEN is, something like that, a stop on the path that leads to the lack of perennial certainties that is the identity for an African-descendant.
GALSEN follows Aparicio's exploration of identity - perceived as an African in Spain, but Senegalese, in part, by heritage. He travels to Africa, reflecting on concepts that seem to be sealed and that, however, are as liquid as the sea that unites us and separates us. Race, prejudice, spirituality, belonging, culture ... are part of an impressive audiovisual and musical soliloquy.
Music is like the protagonist for the traveler who uses this channel to connect with the people he meets, to reach them, to merge with them and to forget sensations of division and prejudice.