October 12-15 in
Oakland & San Francisco
The Kenyan matatu, the Thai tuk-tuk, and the Brooklyn dollar van are means of public transport used by people around the world. MATATU seeks to replicate this vehicle as a mode of collective and publicly accessible transportation, rooted in local community & global diasporas, that shuttles audiences from one experience to the next.
At MATATU16 we are curating film, literature, and performance art that engages and, when necessary, problematizes “the group.” . Registration opens August 24!
What to expect at MATATU16
MATATU selects stories of underrepresented perspectives from all over the world. Our 2016 film program includes shorts and features from Chad, France, Grenada, Haiti, Syria and more.
A cohort of writers, researchers and spiritual practitioners shape the festival with responses to our statement of inquiry. Together, they consider ideas of identity & group membership.
Some of our favorite local and touring artists were invited to collaborate on multidisciplinary experiences. They bring us together for three evenings of avant-garde music & dance.