The Presents of the Past | The Social Life of Artefacts

A Journey to the Makonde

by Catarina Alves Costa, 2019 (in Mozambique)

Portugal | 55min | English subtitles

The films and photographs made in colonial Mozambique by Portuguese ethnologist Margot Dias in the 1950s are brought back to Mozambique, where they become the protagonists of an inward journey among the Makonde people, who gradually untie and reflect upon the circumstances in which these archives were shot and produced.


Q&A with A Journey to the Makonde’s director (videoconference)


FIFEQ’s review

« A wonderful illustration of the emotional latencies of ethnographic archives; an enriching film abounding with humanity. »


Friday September 18th

5 pm screening

McCord Museum

690 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, QC H3A 1E9

How to book


Book your seat by email at with the date, screening time and your contact information.

There will be a waiting list.

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