Lettres du voyant

Year2013 Duration40 min. DirectorLouis Henderson SoundJoseph Munday CastTerry Doe Production Eric Prigent (Le Fresnoy – studio national des arts contemporains)



2013 CPH:DOX / 2013 Kassel DokFest / 2014 Afterglow Transmediale Germany / 2014 Luxor African Film Festival / 2014 Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Denmark / 2014 Locomotion Artist's Moving Image Festival United Kingdom / 2014 Van Alen Institute of Architecture / 2014 Côté Court Festival / 2014 Open City Docs Festival United Kingdom / 2014 Festival International de Jean Rouch / 2014 New York University 

Spanish premiere

Essay on Ghana under the title of Rimbaud, which merges post-colonialism, technology, ancient traditions and a touch of science fiction. A supposed visionary inhabitant of the African country reads other past and future temporalities in images of the present based on sakawa, a type of con that combines voodoo and online methods. The film traces the history of these conmen to the times of independence and proposes sakawa as a form of anti-neo-colonist resistance under the motto: “Recover the gold that was stolen from us”.


  • All That is Solid (2014) 
  • Logical Revolts (2012) 
  • A Walk With Nigel (2010) 



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Louis Henderson


Jem CohenLouis Henderson is an English filmmaker whose films and writings search to problematise questions around post-colonialism, technology, capitalism and history.  A graduate of London College of Communication and Le Fresnoy – studio national des arts contemporains, Henderson is currently completing a PhD.  His research focuses on new materialities of the Internet and the colonialisation of cyber space through planetary scale computing.  He has shown his work at places such as CPH:DOX, The Centre Pompidou and Tate Modern.

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Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes Audiovisuales Acción Cultural Española Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia Financiado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU

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