Radio Tenthaus ep 116: a gift from somewhere by Nuotama Bodomo
27/09/2022 20:00 – 23:00
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Welcome back to Radio Tenthaus, this is the 117th episode, how are you today?
Today we are having the last episode of Billie Mcternan’s radio series “A gift from somewhere”. i am personally a bit sad that this is the last episode of this series, since I have always been very inspired by the topic they chose, the guest artist, and their discussions. A gift from somewhere started this April and this will be the forth which is also the last one.
A gift from somewhere radio is a monthly programme where writer and artist Billie McTernan interviews guests to discuss their artistic interests and practices through their selected piece of literature or film. In this episode, Billie chats with Nuotama Bodomo about her mother’s book “Mothertongue”.
mothertongue (or: the mothertongue lab for other knowledge) is a collaborative and project-based studio that explores the contemporary relevance of african indigenous knowledge systems with an interest in making them radically accessible to a mass audience. based in ta-ma-li, ghana and on thomas sankara’s internet.
Billie just told me that they are in Accra, and the conversation took place there, that’s why we will hear some chicken sound in the background. I hope that you will also enjoy their intimate conversation surrounded by the sound of the warmness in Gana.
Nuotama Bodomo is a filmmaker & researcher of Dagaaba origin based in Tamale. Her short films Boneshaker (2013) and Afronauts (2014) both premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, while Everybody Dies! (2016) premiered at SXSW as part of the omnibus film Collective:Unconscious. Nuotama also served as staff writer & director on the Peabody Award- winning show Random Acts of Flyness (HBO) and co-founded the New Negress Film Society. Her work is streaming on the Criterion Channel.
mothertongue (or: the mothertongue lab for other knowledge) is a collaborative and project-based studio that explores the contemporary relevance of african indigenous knowledge systems with an interest in making them radically accessible to a mass audience. based in tamale, ghana and on thomas sankara’s internet