Canadian premiere

Under the Sky of Fetishes

​​In Mauritius, Sega, a long-silenced political dance originally created by slaves, is now “recognized” by the country’s tourism industry. In this gesture of film and performance, visual anthropologist Caroline Déodat combines archives, dance and film footage to (re)construct this history, muzzled and invisibilized by colonial and postcolonial dynamics by making it as visible and material as possible. A film of ethnographic experimentation that questions the colonial gaze and its hold, where image, movement and body become one.

Directed by

Caroline Déodat

2023 | 16 min | no dialogue

Featured selection

Sélection aux Ji.hlava IDFF 2023
Rencontres internationales Paris/Berlin 2023

Filmmaker’s country: France
Country of filming: Mauritius
Country of production: France

Cinema exhibition
Screening followed by a discussion with the filmmaker

3:10 pm | Panel discussion
Damián Arteca, Director of Random Access Memory
Samuele Collu, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, McGill University

Saturday, May 11

1:30 pm | Cinéma Moderne

1 pm Audience welcome
1:30 pm Screening begins

5150 Saint-Laurent Blvd.
Montreal, QC
H2T 1R8

Free admission, subject to availability

May 11th films