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Faire-Part
TIFF Bell Lightbox 4 Thu, Apr 25, 2019 5:30 PM
On the eve of postponed elections in the DRC, a team of Congolese and Belgian directors turn the lens on performance art as political protest, but the true subject is their efforts to interrogate the colonial history that divides them.
Faire-Part
TIFF Bell Lightbox 4 Fri, Apr 26, 2019 12:00 PM
On the eve of postponed elections in the DRC, a team of Congolese and Belgian directors turn the lens on performance art as political protest, but the true subject is their efforts to interrogate the colonial history that divides them.
Film Info
Runtime:30
Copyright:2018
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Rating:PG
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Language:English
Program Category:Shorts
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Garrett Bradley
Producer(s):Catherine Gund
Lauren Domino
Executive Producer(s):Agnes Gund
Glenn Ligon
Editor(s):Garrett Bradley
Cinematography:Zac Manuel
Brian Richard
Composer:Trevor Mathison
Sound:Udit Duseja

Description

Using surviving footage from Lime Kiln Field Day (1913), the earliest feature film to showcase a Black cast and integrated crew, this soaring visual recreation rescues from obscurity a radical history of social progress and artistic innovation in American cinema. Adding to the story by filling symbolic and material gaps, it repositions play and the pleasures of the senses as tools of resistance and reclamation. Angie Driscoll