Activisms in Docs # 14

‘SPELL REEL’ & conversa com Aurora Almada e Santos

15 março 18h30 no Largo Café Estúdio

ENTRADA LIVRE || FREE ENTRANCE

SPELL REEL
directed by Filipa César
(2017) | 96 min |English subtitles

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.

A seguir ao filme, conversa com Aurora Almada e Santos (Instituto de História Contemporânea da NOVA FCSH)

Uma actividade no âmbito do projecto Activisms in Africa.
Apoios: CEI – IUL | Largo Residências

Spell Reel
Director: Filipa César
Assembly and essay: Filipa César
Image and sound 1967-80: José Bolama, Cobumba, Julinh Camará, Djalma Fettermann, Flora Gomes, Josefina Lopes Crato, Sana na N’Hada, Rudi Spee
Image and sound 2012-15: Suleimane Biai, Filipa César, Marta Leite, Nuno da Luz, Dídio Pestana, Benvindo dos Santos, Aissatu Seidi
Additional text and comments: Anita Fernandez, Flora Gomes, Sana na N’Hada
Photography: Jenny Lou Ziegel
Sound: Didio Pestana
Color grading: Unai Rosende
Producers: Filipa César, Olivier Marboeuf, Maria João Mayer
Associated producers: Michel Balagué, Cristina Guerra, Cédric Walter
Executive production: Spectre Productions
In coproduction with: Filipa César, Filmes do Tejo II
With the support of: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, German Films, ICA (Instituto do Cinema e Audiovisual), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg