Art Film by Dani Gal

D 2023 | 25 min | DCP | 5.1 | English with German subtitles

with Yoli Fuller, Maj-Britt Klenke, J.David Hinze, Patrick Joswig

World Premiere: steirischer herbst ‘23

Director of Photography: Itay Marom
Music: Tyshawn Sorey
Animation: Markus Müller
Sound Recordist: Manja Ebert
Costume & Set Design: Daniela Zorrozoua
Make-Up & Hair: Rama Al Rached
Gaffer: Theo Lustig, Golo Jahn
Sound Design & Mix: Jochen Jezussek
Colour Grading: Abdulmonim Twebti

Produced by Kirberg Motors & Dani Gal
Co-Produced & Commissioned by: steirischer herbst

Funded by BKM, Artis


Dani Gal’s new mini feature deals with the racial phobias resulting from the colonial imaginary and their transmission through music. His film reenacts a case study from Martinican psychiatrist and anti-colonial writer Frantz Fanonʼs book Black Skin, White Masks (1952): a young White French woman suffers from a nervous disorder triggered by the sound of African drums—prohibited by colonial regimes in Africa because they were suspected of carrying signals of rebellion.

(text by steirischer herbst)

watch the trailer

photos Ayala Gazit © Dani Gal 2023