In the 1970s, WITCH (an acronym for We Intend To Cause Havoc) were the most popular rock band in Zambia. Now, legendary frontman Jagari's escapades are largely forgotten. The former rocker has converted to Christianity and is now working in a mine. Director Gio Arlotta and musician Jacco Gardner travel through Zambia with Jagari to dig up his past as a rock icon. Their musical voyage of discovery results in a reunion of WITCH, and a first-ever European tour.

In addition to a portrait of an icon of Zambian music, this documentary also acts as an example of the rich musical cross-pollination between Europe and Africa. Bands such as The Rolling Stones were inspired by the rhythms and grooves of African artists. They in turn inspired countless African musicians to get up on stage and combine psychedelic rock with more traditional influences. We Intend To Cause Havoc is an ode to this under-appreciated Zambian musical movement.

Free admission, also see Scopitone Café.

Filmmaker
Gio Arlotta
Country
Czech Republic, Italy
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
88’
Language
English
Producer
Gio Arlotta, Tim Spreng
Production Company
Clam Jam Productions, Pantheon Pictures S.R.O,
Sales
Clam Jam Productions
Writer
Gio Arlotta, Tim Spreng
Cinematography
Tim Spreng
Editor
Katerina Vrbova
Sound Design
Eddy Fortini
Music
Jacco Gardner