Conakry

2013 | 00:10:43 | Germany / Guinea-Bissau | English / Portuguese, Portugal | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | 16mm film

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: Art History, History, Post-colonialism

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Staged at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Conakry is a sequence shot on 16mm film that travels through time, space and media to revisit one film reel from the Guinean archive. This particular reel documents an exhibition curated by Amílcar Cabral at the Palais du Peuple in 1972 in Conakry, Guinea, reporting on the state of the war against Portuguese rule. César invited the Portuguese writer Grada Kilomba and the American radio activist Diana McCarty to reflect on these images and their history.

Directed by Filipa César, texts and performance by Grada Kilomba and Diana McCarty, photography by Matthias Biber, sound by Didio Pestana and Nuno da Luz, produced by Johanna Höhemann and Marta Leite, Assistant Director: Marta Leite, Gaffer: Norio Takasugi, set photography by Diana Artus.

Premiere

Ballhaus Theatre
Berlin
2013

Exhibitions + Festivals

Single Shot Films, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2013