Fehinti Balogun faces the camera, frowning with concern. On his face is projected an image of tree branches. Behind him a light fades from orange to blue. Within the lettering, that reads Can I Live?, we see family photos of Fehinti as a child. 

Can I Live?

Audio described by VocalEyes.

Fehinti Balogun stars in this groundbreaking filmed performance that combines stunning visuals, hip-hop and spoken word to chart his journey as a Black British man into environmental activism.

Created with world-renowned theatre company ComplicitéCan I Live? is the story of how, as a part of the Global Majority, actor Fehinti Balogun‘s path has been forever changed by what he’s learnt about our planet. This energising and uplifting film is an exploration of the place where the climate emergency and social justice meet, and a call-to-action to anyone who is curious about what we can do to help.

Filmed on the Barbican stage during lockdown, this extraordinary collaboration is directed by Daniel Bailey and co-directed by Complicité’s artistic director Simon McBurney.

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Suitable for ages 12+, contains some flashing image, some strong language, explores themes of racism, classism and describes some violence.

Event image: Fehinti Balogun on stage, performing Can I Live? Behind him, musicians and dancers follow his moves. Photo by David Hewitt

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