Public space superhero Upendo Hero and the Ukoo Flani hip-hop clan set forth from Nairobi to wintry Berlin, on a social and cultural quest to understand the impact of gentrification and the privatisation of public spaces on public art. During their journey, they uncover the importance of public spaces for community, and for cultural and collective memory. A highly entertaining and music-filled challenge – even call to arms – from these hip-hop artists and their super hero, for artists and concerned urban citizens alike to take a stand in claiming and reclaiming public spaces for art.
Documentary. Produced by Cultural Video Foundation and Urban Mirror cbo with the support of Goethe Institut Naiorbi.
Kenya and Germany, 2011