The films of Sarah Maldoror were as politically revolutionary as they were radically beautiful. She was inspired by poetry and art, and motivated by the fight to liberate oppressed people. After studying theatre in Paris, and founding theatre group "Les Griots", Maldoror went to study cinema in Moscow. In cinema she found the perfect form of self-expression, and the right medium for her message: a cry for freedom that deserved a wide audience.
Her daughter Annouchka de Andrade will be with us to introduce the two films and for a conversation afterwards.
Et les chiens se taisaient is an interpretation of a play by Aimé Césaire about the life of a man, a revolutionary, relived by him at the moment of death in the middle of a great collective disaster. Shot in the storerooms devoted to black African culture at the Musée de l'Homme.
In Aimé Césaire, un homme une terre, Maldoror paints a portrait of her friend Aimé Césaire, who was a poet, politician, essayist, activist and one of the founders of the négritude movement, a progressive artistic and political current that defended black culture.
Wednesday 18 January, 19:00 → 21:00
Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS
‘Aimé Césaire - un homme une terre’ (FR, 1976, DCP, 52’)
‘Et les chiens se taisaient’ (FR, 1978, DCP, 13’)