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'Spirit Moves' - V&A x Anaiis
Art Film, 2021


anaiis x V&A : spirit moves
Client: V&A
Format: 16mm
Country: UK
Released: 2021
Genre: Art Film

↳NOWNESS Picks : “Exploring the ancestral, traditional, cultural and spiritual ties that exist beyond the boundaries of the material dimensions, this art film visualises the transient spirits that have come before us, watch over us, guide us, and protect us.

”V&A : “anaiis presents spirit moves, a film directed by CHILD. The characters in the film reference spiritual elements of both Senegalese and Afro-Brazilian traditions, commemorating their interconnectivity within the Black diaspora, tracing back anaiis’ travelled upbringing and inspirations.The film is accompanied by an original score reimagined from anaiis’ upcoming debut album, this is no longer a dream, and a poem by Julianknxx.

”Boiler Room 4:3 : “United through movement and ritual, anaiis’ guides are summoned into a meditative ceremony as an ode to the mystical powers that lead her path.”

directed & produced by CHILD
studio producer Ella Kenny
production manager Nycollas Abreu
project manager and concept development Alex Ali Mohammadi
with special thanks to Malcolm Yaeng

DOP - Henry Gill
gaffer - Jorje Higgins
focus puller - Harry Coleman
second unit DoP - Buster Grey-Jung

stylist - Natalie Roar
styling assistant - Emmanouela Megkitsou

cast: Yewande YoYo
Aida Diop
Batch Gueye
Shifu Desmond

hair - Lauraine Bailey
make up - Yolanda Dohr
art director - Bevan Agyemang
movement director - Yagamoto
runner - Autumn Stockley
runner - Georgia Pizzala
photographer - Alex Waespi

edited by Tayo Rapoport
color grade - Andi Chu + CHILD

poetry by Julian Knxx
original score by anaiis & Aston Rudiall
music reimagined from anaiis’ this is no longer a dream album
engineered and mixed by Aston Rudi

with special contributions from Ilê Aiyé, Onyx Collective, CKTRL, Josh Grant, Onome Edgeworth, Charlie Stacey, Josh Doughtywith thanks to: Polly Bussell, Hannah Kingwell, Jenna Mason, Nkechi Noel , Livia Turnbull

Kodak S16mm