We Intend to Cause Havoc

(We Intend to Cause Havoc)

The 1970s in Zambia were interwoven with intoxicating moments of independence and the psychedelic musical ride of the rock band WITCH. The documentary is a search for its roots and a probe into the secrets of the local music community.

Who was the African Mick Jagger? The first African rock star, singer Emmanuel "Jagari" Chanda, with his band WITCH influenced entire generations of local musicians. The filmmakers use dusty archival film strips, which give an insight into the unfettered atmosphere of concerts from the 1970s, showing the bell-bottoms and wild dance creations with which Jagari interspersed his performances. All this was cut short by the new political situation. Now, more than 40 years later, Jagari is trying to return to the stage. The film delves into the world of African music against the backdrop of a complicated geopolitical situation, spiced with psychedelic animations, a catchy soundtrack and a retro spirit.

About the film

Director: Gio Arlotta
Czech Republic, Italy
2019 | 88 min.

Language: English

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Czech premiere

Category

Long Live Life

Director

Gio Arlotta

Filmography
2019 - We Intend to Cause Havoc

Gio Arlotta

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