Transmission from the Liberated Zones

Filipa César

2015 | 00:30:00 | Germany / Guinea / Guinea-Bissau | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Experimental Film, Film or Videomaking, History, Post-colonialism

Transmission from the Liberated Zones is an experiment which brings together Swedish statements and documents, accessed and presented by a boy through a low-fidelity feedback channel — an optical dimension created to move through time, and between tepid and tropic encounters. This laboratory departs from the concept of “Liberated Zones”, a designation used to describe areas freed from colonial domination, organized and managed by the guerrilla militants of the PAIGC (African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde) in Guinea during the 11-year liberation war between 1963-74. The Swedish protagonists are the diplomat Folke Löfgren, filmmaker Lennart Malmer, filmmaker and psychologist Ingela Romare, and politician Birgitta Dahl, all of whom shared experiences in the Liberated Zones that they visited in the early 1970s. The boy (Luís Guilherme Dias) states that recalling instances of liberation prepares the ground for further recurrences.

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Prizes + Awards

Videobrasil 2017, Sesc Art Collection Acquisition Prize


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Exhibitions + Festivals

Tempo Documentary Festival 2016, Sweden

BFI London Film Festival 2016, UK

Indie Lisboa 2016, Portugal

Berlinale Expanded Forum 2016, Germany