Special Program: Visual Justice

Déjà le sang de Mai ensemençait Novembre

René Vautier
Algerien 1982
60 min

Three polemic reflections about the role of images and sound in the history of imperialism. Shot in a country inhabited by Mossi people (Western Africa) and using an exclusively plastic approach, YAA BÔÉ is a poem that calls for visual decolonisation, relying on the technical and ideological foundations of audiovisual recordings and connecting them with a theoretical text by Dominique Avron, “L’arrivée d’une caméra en territoire animiste” (1979). The essay by René Vautier, DÉJÀ LE SANG DE MAI ENSEMENÇAIT NOVEMBRE, starts with the recapitulation of the representations of Algeria throughout the history of visual arts in France in an effort to explore the causes for the quest for independence. In RUBBER COATED STEEL, Lawrence Abu Hamdan uses sound as evidence in a fictitious trial that condemns the very real killing of two Palestinian teenagers, Nadeem Nawara et Mohamed Abu Daher, by the Israeli army. (Nicole Brenez)

YAA BÔÉ, France 1975, Dominique Avron, Jean-Bernard Brunet, 8 min
RUBBER COATED STEEL, Lebanon/Germany 2016, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, 22 min

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