REFLECTIONS UPON FILM’S MATERIALITY

PRISME

First screening in Canada

By : AN VAN DIENDEREN, ROSINE MBAKAM and ELÉONORE YAMEOGO

2021 | 78 min | VOFSTA
Countries of origin of directors : Belgium, Cameroon, Burkina Faso
Country of production : Belgium
Countries of recording : Belgium, Cameroon, Burkina Faso

Screening followed by a discussion with Lily-Cannelle Mathieu, doctoral student in anthropology of the image and of artificial intelligence, and Sara-Claudia Ligondé, Montreal-based director and photographer, member of Réalisatrices Équitables.

SYNOPSIS :

Prism is a documentary film exploring the legacy and effects of the racism inherent in photographic technology, which was developed with white skin in mind.

Selected at CPH:DOX (2022) and Cinéma du Réel (2022).

BIOGRAPHIES : 

Eléonore Yaméogo

Born in Burkina Faso in 1978, Eléonore Yaméogo turned with determination to a passion that is difficult for a woman to practice in Africa: filmmaking. She first trained on numerous production sets before entering the Institut Supérieur de l’Image et du Son (ISIS) in Burkina Faso, where she obtained her BTS in audiovisual and worked on complex and demanding documentary subjects.

An van Dienderen:

Is a filmmaker who works at the intersection between documentary, anthropology and visual arts. While exploring various documentary strategies and the anthropological relation between self and other, she also investigates the medium of film in a self-reflective way. She investigates the opposition of fact and fiction, imagination and observation, representation and experience, using the importance of the image in our multicultural society as a point of departure. Her work shows the absurd, poetic, and often touching stories that these oppositions can hold in everyday life.

Rosine Mbakam : 

A fiction and documentary filmmaker, Rosine Mbakam graduated from INSAS in 2012. Rosine Mbakam grew up in Cameroon. She chose cinema at a very early age and trained in Yaoundé with the Italian NGO COE (Centro Orientamento Educativo), where she was introduced to image, editing and directing in 2000. In order to develop cinema in her country, Cameroon, she founded the production company Tândor Films in 2018. At the same time, she initiated Caravane Cinéma, which ensures the distribution of African films in the working class neighborhoods of major Cameroonian cities through open-air screenings. She divides her time between her production structure (Tândor Productions in Belgium and Tândor Films in Cameroon), where she works on several projects, and her teaching activities at KASK in Ghent (Belgium).

Free admission subject to availability of seats

May 7th, From 3:40 PM

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY – VA-114

Pavillon des Beaux Arts – 1395 Boulevard René-Lévesque O, Montréal, QC H3G 2M5

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