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current programme:
until fall 2022

Cinema After Liberation

Cinelogue’s debut program Cinema After Liberation celebrates arthouse films that emerged in the wake of direct colonial rule. During this period, many BIPOC filmmakers in formerly colonized countries used cinema as a tool for social and cultural reconstruction to restore their communities’ agency and self-determination.

All films offer a first raw glance at the lived realities experienced in societies that were internally and externally fractured by colonial violence. Presenting newfound artistic freedom, the films explore questions of duality, the self, and the other through the ongoing search for individual and collective agency.

By presenting these films in one program, Cinelogue aims to transcend the colonial concept of the nation-state and stress that the ongoing project of decolonization remains incomplete as long as it is organized through national identities.

 

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01

Tajouj by Gadalla Gubara / Sudan 1977

Considered the first feature film of Sudanese production, the film lends itself to the epic genre, as it is adapted from a folklore Sudanese tale on the values of heroism, bravery, and love.

with commentary by:
Talal Afifi, writer, film critic and founder of Sudan Film Factory

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02

Borom Sarret by Ousmane Sembène / Senegal 1963

Borom Sarret, as the name suggests, follows the daily trials and tribulations of Abdoulaye Ly, a cart driver by trade. He travels around certain roads of Dakar, his cart pulled by his loyal horse AlBourakh.

with commentary by:
Ndèye Fatou Kane, feminist, writer, and gender studies researcher

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