The Outburst (My mouth, my revolt, my name) (Sylvain George, France, 2011, 84’)
Live soundtrack: Okkyung Lee (cello), John Edwards (double bass), John Butcher (saxophone).

Combining formal experimentation and political commitment, French filmmaker Sylvain George carries on "an essential work, which stands up for a very high view of the rights and duties of cinema" (Nicole Brenez). After Qu’ils reposent en révolte (Des figures de guerres I) (2010), a poetical, political and experimental documentary portraying the situation of migrants in Calais, The Outburst (My mouth, my revolt, my name) draws a gripping and gritty map of the violence inflicted on migrants. The Brussels premiere of this film will be accompanied by live music by Okkyung Lee, John Butcher and John Edwards.

Cellist Okkyung Lee (°1975, South Korea) is one of the most dynamic forces in improvised music today. Her love of noise and extraordinary technique have led her to collaborate with Christian Marclay, Thurston Moore, Wadada Leo Smith, Ikue Mori and Maja Rajtke. Equally at home with fragile acoustic improvisation or driving free jazz, John Edwards (°1964, UK) has redefined the possibility of the double bass and dramatically expanded its role, developing a staggering range of techniques. Edwards has played with Evan Parker, Peter Brötzmann, Roscoe Mitchell, Sonny Murray and Robert Wyatt. John Butcher (°1954, UK) is a saxophonist of rare grace and power and an exceptional sense of place, who has expanded the vocabulary of the saxophone far beyond the conventions of any music genre. Butcher has worked with Derek Bailey, The EX, Rhodri Davies, Toshimaru Nakamura, Phil Minton, Otomo Yoshihide and Kevin Drumm.