It's time for a new film course series! This series focuses on the interaction between processes of decolonisation and cinema.
Since the revolutionary 1960's, film directors have increasingly seen film as a medium that can play a role in the process of decolonisation, as well as a medium that still has to be decolonised itself. Dreamsof independence and self-determination made cinema more militant and radical, turning it away from Hollywood and its perpetual dreamscape. In short: making films with a rock in one hand, and a camera in the other, as the authors of the radical manifesto "Towards a Third Cinema" (1969) wrote.
In this series, leading film professors, film makers and journalists examine the relationship between decolonisation and film through a case study in line with their specialisms. Geographic diversity was of huge importance in this selection. After an introductory lecture, the cases of Ireland, Kurdistan, Nigeria and Central America will be featured. In their lecture, the speakers will draw on an exciting mix of film theory, analysis and history, and of course a wide variety of unforgettable clips from the film history of the country in question.
In collaboration with Lumière Cinema.