When we are called/ We are led: A review of When The Flame Speaks

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A still from 'When The Flame Speaks', a film that blends performance with documentary to discuss the intersections between art and spirituality. (When The Flame Speaks/Courtesy of Encounters 2020)
A still from 'When The Flame Speaks', a film that blends performance with documentary to discuss the intersections between art and spirituality. (When The Flame Speaks/Courtesy of Encounters 2020)

Directed by Ikaye Masisi, with the support of the National Film and Video Foundation, When The Flame Speaks is a documentary that regards spiritual practices as the only means to making art that is not governed by the white supremacist (patriarchal) thought and structures that govern art strongholds like universities, fairs, museums and galleries.

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