Cinema of Commoning 2
Symposium, Screenings, Talks
Film Screening: Coconut Head Generation

To tie in with Cinema of Commoning 2024, we will be screening a collaboratively curated film program, in Berlin and at partner cinemas around the world, over the coming months. The series kicks off on 13 March with a screening of Alain Kassanda’s Coconut Head Generation.

Coconut Head Generation, Alain Kassanda

Coconut Head Generation

Alain Kassanda, France, Nigeria 2023, 2023 Min., OV with English subs, DCP


Every Thursday, a group of students from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria organizes a film club where they come together to watch and discuss films. Through the works of filmmakers like John Akomfrah and Med Hondo, the small lecture hall is transformed into a political agora and heated discussions around topics such as decolonisation, feminist struggles and student rights take place. Kinshasa-born French director Alain Kassanda observes the ordinary lives of Nigerian students in the midst of the challenges they face, showing the immediate proximity between the struggle on the streets and the political energy emanating from the cinema space. (Can Sungu)

Wednesday 13.03.2024 20:00 at SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA, Berlin-Wedding


More information on selected titles for the Cinema of Commoning Film Program can be found here.