Speech for a Melting Statue + Private Footage


Firehouse Cinema Fri, May 5 3:00 PM
Film Info
Series:Prismatic Ground
Runtime:91 min
Series Link:https://firehousecinema.dctvny.org/prismaticground



Collectif Faire-part | 2023 | 10 mins

In June 2020, thousands of people took to the streets in Brussels to make a fist against police brutality and institutional racism in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. For a moment, it seemed that some demonstrators would take down the statue of colonial king Leopold II in a nearby square. For now the sculpture is still standing, but an optimistic poet already prepares her speech for the day it will be removed.



Janaína Nagata | 2022 | 90 mins

After purchasing a seemingly innocuous home movie from South Africa online, the filmmaker begins peeling back its layers to uncover a strange and violent history of Apartheid in this riveting desktop thriller. Seeing Nagata’s mind at work as she isolates and expands details frame-by-frame is a masterclass in active viewing. - Inney Prakash


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