Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP) 2022 is pleased to present
by Kareem Kalokoh
Country: Greece | Running Time: 4 | Language: English | Year Of Inception: 2020
Captures of Kareem’s universe during the pandemic. A short film about the feeling of isolation, creating art in a world paused by Covid-19, and friendship.
Swim – Lyrics
Don’t tryna swim on my wave
I’m a shark in the ocean
Gin in my cup, that’s the potion
I be so wavy slow motion
KK I live with no …
Language: Greek and English
People Appearing (if any): Kareem Kalokoh, Jamal Ernesta
Music/Songs Used: Kareem Kalokoh – Swim (unreleased), produced by Damian Alter
Delivered by: Kareem Kalokoh
Credits Directed by: Theodoros Selekos
Camera: Giannis Oumoudoumidis
Sound Design: FoxThis artwork was created in the context of ENTER project, an initiative of Onassis Foundation. Onassis Stegi and Onassis USA give artists from all around the world 120 hours to create from home a series of new original commissions; sharing their new reality.
About Kareem Kalokoh
Born and raised in Athens, Greece, Kareem Kalokoh is a hip hop artist – a member and co-founder of the ATH KIDS collective.
He started making music at the age of 17, after he decided to drop out of high school and grind his way into the hip hop music scene. His first EP, titled “ATH2090s” and released on Soundcloud, paid homage to his hometown of Athens. Along with Valentin Rivera, his partner and co-founder of the ATH KIDS collective, he managed to create his own unique world: the new street Athenian perspective, conveyed through music and visuals, was enough to captivate the audience, whereas dark heavy-hitting anthems like “OTAM” and “New Flame” created a huge buzz in the city.
His debut album “Congo” was his breakthrough record, while singles off the album (such as “Whip Game”) landed him a spot at the “A Colors Show” and a great number of shows in France, Germany, London, New York, and the Netherlands. That was always the plan. He often refers to himself and his crew as “the Greek Gods.”
Kareem has his sight set on becoming a huge global artist and putting Athens, his city, on the map.
About The Festival
The Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP) is an annual event showcasing films drawn from the world of theatre and performance. The festival presents experimental, emerging, and established theatre artists and filmmakers from around the world to audiences and industry professionals. The 7th annual festival will focus on work for the screen created by theatre artists during the Time of Corona. The festival will be held digitally from March 1st – 15th 2022.
Explore projects created under Swim from March 1st to March 15th 2022 on the Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP) website.
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Read more about Kareem Kalokoh and Swim at (https://www.onassis.org/people/kareem-kalokoh) or get in touch at Instagram @congopiink, @athkids