In what appears to the climax of a long encounter with authority, Zambian citizen, Mr Pilato was siezed and clamped into detention on arrival back in his own country from an activist trip to Tanzania. He has had to flee previously. Tongues are wagging all over if this is how Africa still treat her men of arts, at a time the argument is to allow all voices to be heard, from slum dwellers to those who live by garbage dumps. from inhabitants of Professor Agamben’s ‘spaces of exception’ to ethnic and religious minorities, from disinherited professionals to women, indigenous elements, landless peasants and what have you?
But, more than this arrest, what drives Pilato? In this video, he articulates a manifesto: