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Sampha Process Film

Watch Kahlil Joseph’s stunning Sampha film

The Lemonade director helms a breathtaking film that follows the UK singer from his family home in south west London to Sierra Leone’s capital city Freetown

Sampha has released a new film, Process, via Apple Music. The visually stunning 37-minute film was directed by Kahlil Joseph and shot at Sampha’s hometown of Morden, south west London, as well as Freetown, Sierra Leone, where his family originally hail from.

“In a gesture of authenticity, many of the spaces and people filmed in London are directly tied to Sampha’s personal narrative,” a press release explains. “For example, the Morden bandstand filled with graffiti where Sampha sits in the freezing cold behind a small rhodes piano is the actual stage in which a young teenage Sampha would sit years earlier and future dream the very moment that was being filmed.”

Process uses a production cast of over 600 people in total. Two of Sampha’s brothers, Sanie and Ernest Sisay, provide voiceovers in the film’s London-set segments. The rest of the voiceover is provided by Sampha’s grandmother Fudia Turay, who is aged in her 90s and is the only living member of Sampha’s immediate family. The film, like Sampha’s debut album (also titled Process), is a dedication to her.

Kahlil Joseph’s previous credits include Flying Lotus’s short film Until the Quiet Comes, FKA twigs’ “Video Girl” music video, Kendrick Lamar’s m.A.A.d. video installation, and most notably Beyoncé’s Lemonade.

In addition to watching the film online, Process will be screened in Apple Stores and ‘wallscape projections’ in Brooklyn and New York, as The FADER report.

Check out a clip of the film below, and watch the whole thing on Apple Music.

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Storefront Locations (March 31 to April 14)

London: 58 Great Eastern Street and 10 Dray Walk
Brookyln: 55 Wythe Avenue, 101 Bedford Avenue, and 106 North 6th Street 

Wallscape Projections (March 31, April 1, April 7, and April 14)

London: Shoreditch High Street Station & Brick Lane (7:40pm to 12:40am)
Brookyln: North 7th & Bedford (7:30pm to 12:30am)