Reassemblage: From the Firelight to the Screen

Direction
Year 
1982
Country
  • Senegal 
Duration
40min 
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Subtitles 

Trinh T. Minh-ha invites us to listen with the eyes and to see with the ears. This time, in Senegal. A film about Senegal. But, what is Senegal exactly? Reassemblage is a film about the people of Senegal and, in the same time, a reflection about cinema, a questioning of the conventional Ethnographic cinema. The director uses different cinematographic tools to make visible the mechanisms of manipulation of cinema like, for example, the relationship between the music and what music makes feel the audience.

Asking herself about her documentary gaze in a small village of Senegal Trinh T. Minh-ha says: “Looking at her through the lense. I see her becoming me, becoming mine. Getting in the unique reality of signs, where I’m a sign as well”. (Tabakalera)

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  • Original title
    Reassemblage
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Trinh T. Minh-ha
  • DOP
    Trinh T. Minh-ha
  • Editing
    Trinh T. Minh-ha
  • Duration
    40 min (31-45 min.)
  • Year
    1982
  • Country
    • Senegal
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • New York Film Festival
    • Festival Dei Popoli, Florence
    • Tyneside Film Festival
    • Hong Kong Film Festival
  • Awards
    • Honorable Mention - Asian American Film Festival Humboldt

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