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Trinh T. Minh-ha’s Reassemblage

Posted on | November 18, 2015 | No Comments

This is the film I mentioned as being of interest to us following Nanna’s show-and-tell of her own film.

“Women are the focus but not the object of Trinh T. Minh-ha’s influential first film, a complex visual study of the women of rural Senegal. Through a complicity of interaction between film and spectator, REASSEMBLAGE reflects on documentary filmmaking and the ethnographic representation of cultures.

“With uncanny eloquence, REASSEMBLAGE distills sounds and images of Senegalese villagers and their surroundings to reconsider the premises and methods of ethnographic filmmaking. By disjunctive editing and a probing narration this ‘documentary’ strikingly counterpoints the authoritative stance typical of the National Geographic approach.” — Laura Thielan

http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c52.shtml

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