Other Cinemas November Weekender – Friday + Saturday

Friday 12 November - Saturday 13 November 2021

“The word griot… is the word for what I do and the role that the filmmaker has in society… The griot is a messenger of one’s time, a visionary and the creator of the future.” — Djibril Diop Mambéty

 

This year’s weekender, which will take place in person, will explore the ways colonialism seeps into our ways of being; how it shapes them and their values; and how it enforces a notion of ‘progress’ which destroys the very communities that could counter this colonial logic. We also wanted the films to document resistances – communities that sought other ways and other logics, those who fought back with arms and with their own bodies when that’s all that they had. We have also programmed films which in some way showcase the legacies and resistances to colonialism both in the past and the present, and to reflect on the feeling that little has changed.

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