A K A R I Y A S U D A - A K I K I
9,000 Square Feet (2021 / Colour / Stereo / 13 min. / English subtitle / United Kingdom, Japan)
Cesar Picton lived on Kingston High Street on the outskirts of London at the end of the 18th century, in the midst of the British Industrial Revolution.
As a child, he was brought to England on a slave ship from Senegal and grew up as a servant of Sir John Phillips. He later gained independence and became a successful coal merchant and a wealthy gentleman who lived in a white house by the River Thames.
A local man comes across this white house during a walk through the town centre. He calls a phone number that he finds on a sign outside the building. At a time of restricted human interaction, this attempt to make contact with the house’s former inhabitant from 200 years ago takes an unexpected turn.