Once upon a Dime

2-5.11 ongoing /FREE, no reservation


People struggle in fairy tales too ! This short animation is set in a fantastic world where the Bâtards try to perform and live on their own terms. But it’s not always easy…


Imis kill created Once upon a dime as taylor-made animation for Bâtard 2022 – part 2. 

During the April Bâtard episode(First I was afraid, I was Petrified), she spent time observing, absorbing, immersing and discussing the Bâtard situation and identity in order to create this taylor-made piece, traversing both part 1 and 2 of Bâtard 2022. 



Imis Kill is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist. After studying political History and the relations between Cuba and the Sahrawi Republic, which led them to Tindouf and Habana, they started working as an illustrator for non-profit organizations (Slice Up) and Universities (Cambridge).

They learned 2d animation and directed two short movies for the project Zouj, which will be part of the exhibition “Jews and Muslims from colonial France to the present day” in the Museum of Immigration in Paris. 

They started rapping in a female crew in Toulouse, and continued solo in 2020. They’re using illustration and animation to create a queerpop visual universe, and currently working on a first EP. 

After a first fiery appearance during Bâtard 2022’s first edition in April, they’re back to present another memorable work of theirs.

Global Majority/
BIPOC separatist evening

The show on the first evening (15th April) is a separatistic evening for people of the global majority/BIPOC. So please only book that evening if you identify with those terms. The show on the 16th of April is open for all. ---- We, Adam and Amina Seid Tahir, see how the terms BIPOC and people of color are less fortunate in their attempts of combating white supremacist andimperialistic ideologies, since they form in relation to whiteness (those ”not of color”) and therefore keeps whiteness as the norm. We rather use the term people of the global majority since we aren’t interested in identifying in relation to whiteness or white supremacy. ---- The term Global Majority was coined by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens. ”Global Majority refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or have been racialised as 'ethnic minorities’.” 1 This term was created for people of the global majority to not have to identify in relation to whiteness and to emphasize the fact that these groups make up the majority of the world’s population, specifically 80%. ---- The reason for choosing to use the term BIPOC despite this, is because we’re aware that the term people of the global majority hasn’t received as widespread attention yet. And since our main goal for this showing is to welcome our siblings from the global majority for a showing without the presence of a white colonial gaze, we choose to use the term that seems to be most commonly used in this festivals locality. ---- 1. Global Majority; Decolonising the language and Reframing the Conversation about Race” by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens, 2020