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REASSEMBLAGE (USA 1982, D: Trinh T. Minh-ha)
In this documentary, director Trinh T. Minh-ha distills sounds and images from the everyday lives of villagers in Senegal, resisting the ethnological need to explain the "other" by resorting to explicit attributions. A critique of the ethnological viewpoint and documentary authority.
Running Time: 40 min. | Version: OmU - English with subtitles
LA ZERDA ET LES CHANTS DE L'OUBLI (DZA 1982, D: Assia Djebar)
For LA ZERDA ET LES CHANTS DE L'OUBLI Algerian writer Assia Djebar changed professions in order to recapitulate the colonialization of the Maghreb using French newsreels. The film employs montage to search for the truth in these "images of a killing gaze", a truth which they pointedly do not show: the "resistance behind the mask".
Running Time: 59 min, | Version: OmU – Arabic with English subtitles