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Complicité: Can I Live? by Fehinti Balogun – screening & post-show talk

15 November 2023
6:30 pm
8:30 pm

Why don’t we talk about it? Fehinti Balogun asks this urgent question and offers an invitation in Can I Live?, screened at ONCA.

Can I Live? is a vital new digital performance about the climate catastrophe in which Fehinti shares his personal journey into the biggest challenge of our times. Weaving his story with spoken word, rap, theatre, animation and the scientific facts, Fehinti charts a course through the fundamental issues underpinning the emergency, identifying the intimate relationship between the environmental crisis and the global struggle for social justice, and sharing how, as a young Black British man, he has found his place in the climate movement.

In the face of a sense of helplessness about the climate catastrophe, Can I Live? is an outstretched hand, inviting audiences to recognise they are not alone – and that through understanding the issues and connecting with the many powerful activists around the globe driving change, we can find a sense of hope for the future.

The screening will be followed by a post-show discussion facilitated by Complicité’s impact producer Samia Dumbuya.

Please note: This event is open to everyone. We especially encourage people from the Global Majority to attend due to the content and themes within the film.

Please email if you have specific access requirements that you would like to discuss. Please note that the gallery is wheelchair accessible but the toilet is up 5 steps. There are accessible toilets nearby at North Laine pub and The Yellow Book cafe.

Running Time: 60 mins | Suitable for ages 12+

Content information: contains some flashing images, some strong language, explores themes of racism, classism and describes some violence.

A Complicité production in association with the Barbican, London, supported by Doc Society and Oxford Playhouse. Supported by Arts Council England and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Captions and Audio Description (by VocalEyes) available.


ONCA Gallery
14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom


Content Warnings:
Violence, Racism and racial slurs, Classism

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