Docs & Dinner: Silvana
Film & dinner | Thursday, August 16, 2018 | 18.30
Music documentary series
We are very happy to have teamed up with Auteur Dinner to host their special film-dinner series and invite you to join us! For the summer we could chose two excellent music documentaries and look forward to combining some of our biggest passions - good food, good documentary movies, good music, cold beer and interesting discussions.
The second documentary we chose is SILVANA. It will be screened in Swedish original version with English subtitles, the discussion following the dinner will take place in English.
SILVANA (2017) directed by Mika Gustafson, Olivia Kastebring and Christina Tsiobanelis
"Let’s smash patriarchy!" Swedish hip-hop artist Silvana Imam shouts through a megaphone, and hundreds of hands shoot into the air. Her raw raps are autobiographical and strongly focused around sexual identity, politics and her own immigrant background—her father is from Syria, her mother from Lithuania. Silvana arrived in Sweden at an early age, and the documentary contains video footage of her as a child. She describes herself as a lesbian, feminist and anti-racist punk rapper, and calls Sweden a disgusting country: a conservative nation bursting with xenophobia. We also see her perform at the Way Out West festival, where she makes fun of Neo-Nazi's: "Go kiss your fucking swastika!" Silvana starts in 2014, the year of her breakthrough, revealing someone who is both arrogant and insecure. The film also documents her romance with singer Beatrice Eli—also a "power pussy" who makes music for and about women.
Each event will consist of a film screening followed by a delicious dinner and a laid-back and intimate debate in the company of the film director. Bring your friends along and join us for a fun and inspirational film night.
Watch the trailer here
You can watch the film trailer here.