filmmaker Lino Brown Asana “Palaver”
is defined as trouble in most west African countries and Palaver is also the
title of his latest short film which is the third of his planned six films series he calls
the “Headless Series”.
which with Ajani Somolu and RuQayyah Albaari as the two central characters, deals
with the “stale stage between two partners”, Asana says his short experimental dramatic
short film goes even deeper
“Of billions of people that have lived and
died since the stone age 2.5 million years ago, most of them either were, or
would like to have been in a relationship of some kind. Someone to sit with in
the cave by the fire, somebody to lay close to at night and make you feel warm
and fuzzy inside, someone to admire one’s drawings on the walls, someone to
pick bones with, someone to make up a language with or to speculate with, about
just how much progress had been made and how long it would take to have a theory
of everything or perhaps just someone to watch each other’s existence
himself is a native of Cameroon who came to the U.S. at the age of 15 to
continue his studies
But from a
young age developed a love of cinema “in a tiny room in my little town’s fish
market on Sunday’s after church” watching Japanese karate films, adventure
American films and French new wave films.
But as an
artist with shows planned San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles and New York this
fall and a filmmaker his aim. in all his works, is to concentrate and experiment
and implement some of my wonders, dreams or questions.
He also adds
that he’s “no advocate for any specific cause and I don’t believe that plays an
imperative part on my endeavors, with this projects, as my only goal is to
invoke a conversation collectively to ourselves, to myself and to our society
as a whole. It’s an evolving process and the type where patience is required in
order to serve the concepts properly”.
his website HERE and the trailer below