MUSIC VIDEOS

This video is an ode to the definition of futurism, portrayed through beauty, fashion and performance, inside the clips we re-imagine the environment of the suburbs around Paris, high rise buildings, a depiction of the future city. Taking a reference from the 'Congolese Sapeur,' imagining this traditionally masculine culture within a new modern urban environment and a feminine space whereby our female characters take the role of the provocateur. The performance within the video is both responsive and influenced by the ‘Sapeur' fashion competition, but the main idea behind the visuals are a direct response to the lyrics written by Oumou Sangare, the anger of women abandoned by cheating men. This video illustrates a reaction to this outcry with a group of females who are robust and independent, resultant of generations of mistreatment within a very misogynistic reality, depicted in the lyrics. This video portrays this group within a paradigm shift both seen in their attitudes, movements and the general visual style. 

Credit - 

Credits Directed by Chris Saunders Produced by Art Bridge - Paris (www.artbridge.fr) Producer - Olivier Bassuet Production Manager - Arthur Maillard DOP - Alex Jamin (Kinou) Directors Assistant & 1st AD - Guillaume Cabaret Edited by - Flavie Doubesky Titles by - Tom Kan Wardrobe - AVOC Paris (Clothing), hats by Marie Merci Parsi in collaboration with Jay Ramier & footware by Veja Choreography - Carmel Loanga (Swaggers Dance Crew) Performed by - Swaggers Dance Crew Dancers - Rizlaine Terraz, Oumou Khlifa, Laura Nala, Julie Thembo, Shot on location in Paris 13th Arrondissements

A music video for the iconic Malian artist Oumou Sangaré is out. The video takes on a performance driven journey driven by the lyrics of the track Yere Faga, which take into question the challenges of the youth of today. Using herself as a metaphor Oumou sings about her own challenges as a young women in Mali, the discrimination she endured and how she came out victorious through perseverance.
The video was produced by my new French representation Art Bridge (Quad Group), below is a full listing of the crew involved:

Directed By: Chris Saunders (chrissaunders.co
Directors Assistant: Cassandra Nunan
Performance Choreographer: Andrea Spisto
Edited By: Benjamin Weill
Colorist: Arthur Paux

Executive Producer (Art Bridge): Olivier Bassuet
Executive Producer (Ola Films): Olivia Leitch
Producer: Elizabeth Dahl
Production Manager: Arthur Maillard (Quad Productions)

Director Of Photography: Devin Toselli
1st Camera Assistant: Briony Macleod

Art Director: Adi Koen
Make Up & Hair: Lyn Kennedy

Shot on Location in Johannesburg, South Africa.

OKZHARP - SIZZR 

'Sizzr' by Okzharp & Manthe Ribane

From the 'Dumela 113 EP', Hyperdub 2015

Producer / Director - Chris Saunders
Director of Photography / Editor - Deon Van Zyl
Performance - Manthe Ribane & Jamal Nxedlana
Styling / Design - Manthe Ribane & Jamal Nxedlana (Misshape/Cuss)

'Sizzr' also features in the film 'Ghost Diamond': youtube.com/watch?v=iW8NE...

 

OKZHARP - DEAR RIBANE

Directed by. Chris Saunders
Executive Producer. Chris Saunders
Produced by Chris Saunders
Cinematographer. Deon van Zyl
Art Direction & Wardrobe. Manthe Ribane
Choreography. Manthe Ribane
Editor. Deon van Zyl
Record Label. Hyperdub (UK)

OKMALUMKOOLKAT - ALL BLACK BLACK KAT 

Directed by. Chris Saunders
Executive Producer. Chris Saunders
Produced by Daniela Goeller
Cinematographer. Adriaan Louw
Art Direction & Wardrobe. Francois Ferreira
Featured Dancers. HLAKS Dance Crew
Editor. Ross Maxwell
Record Label. Affine Records (Austria)

NOZINJA - TSEKELEKE 

Directed by. Chris Saunders
Executive Producer. Olivia Leitch
Produced by Brenda Wilson
Cinematographer. Trevor Calverly
Art Direction & Wardrobe. JR Onyangunga
Editor. Malcolm Che
Record Label. Warp (UK)

LV Feat. Okmalumkoolkat - Sebenza 

Directed by. Chris Saunders
Produced by Chris Saunders
Cinematographer. Miles Goodall
Art Direction & Wardrobe. Jamal Nxedlana
Editor. Malcolm Che
Record Label. Hyperdub (UK)

LV Feat. Okmalumkoolkat - Spitting Cobra

Shot & Directed by Chris Saunders
Editor. Malcolm Che
Record Label. Hyperdub (UK)