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May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A collective film assembled by Filipa César.

“In 2011, an archive of film and audio material re-emerged in Bissau. On the verge of complete ruination, the footage testifies to the birth of Guinean cinema as part of the decolonising vision of Amílcar Cabral, the liberation leader assassinated in 1973. In collaboration with the Guinean filmmakers Sana na N’Hada and Flora Gomes, and many allies, Filipa César imagines a journey where the fragile matter from the past operates as a visionary prism of shrapnel to look through. Digitised in Berlin, screened and live commented, the archive convokes debates, storytelling, and forecasts. From isolated villages in Guinea-Bissau to European capitals, the silent reels are now the place from where people search for antidotes for a world in crisis.” -Spectre Productions.

A discussion after the film will be led by Sónia Vaz Borges.

Trailer and more information can be found here.

Instructor

  • Sónia Vaz Borges
    Sónia Vaz Borges is a militant interdisciplinary historian, social and political organizer. She has B.A. in Modern and Contemporary History, Politics and International Affairs from ISCTE -University Institute of Lisbon, and a M.A. in AfricanHistory from the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Lisbon. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from … Read More ›

Details

Date:
May 24
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venue

The People’s Forum
320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States
Phone:
347-695-1095
Website:
https://peoplesforum.org/