Jangbar is a single-screen gallery work by Zarina Bhimji, shot on 35mm on location in East Africa, specifically Zanzibar and Kenya. The film takes as its starting point the trade and immigration routes between India and Africa.
Jangbar uses research and real events to create a fictional film, formed around a non-linear narrative told through sound and image. The filming focuses on architecture and landscape, as well as the body, language, voice and dialogue – a new development in the artist’s practice.
Illustrious worked directly with Zarina to compose the full soundtrack to this elegant piece of cinematography.