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Cinema and the Anticolonial Liberation Struggles 2

Cinema and the Anticolonial Liberation Struggles 2

Events - Film

Cinema and the Anticolonial Liberation Struggles

La Machette et le Marteau (1975) dir. Gabriel Glissant

15 Sep 2018

6.30-8pm

 
Cinema and the Anticolonial Liberation Struggles is a series of screenings and talks that explore the political projects of anticolonial struggles and how cinema shapes political events. The series focuses on African liberation movements, solidarities across borders in America and Asia, and how the future of liberation movements were imagined during the Cold War.
 
This programme is co-curated with Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc.
 
 
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, this screening has been canceled. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this might have caused.
 
 
La Machette et le Marteau (1975) dir. Gabriel Glissant
 
For the second screening of these series we're very pleased to show La Machette et le Marteau, a 1975 film directed Gaby Glissant. La Machete et le Morteau or 'The Machete and the Hammer' in English, is a film that documents a series of strikes by Guadalupian agricultural labourers in 1974.
 
Please note this screening will be in French only.
 
 
Free. Booking required
The Space
 
 
 
Gabriel Glissant is a filmmaker trained at the Institut de Hautes Etudes Cinématografiques (IDHEC) in Paris, Glissant believes in crating films with wide appeal. His projects include the twenty-minute Le Pion (The Pawn) (1972) which focuses on the experience of exile; La Machete et le Morteau (The Machete and the Hammer) (1975) ; and Chiba Ti Mal-La, (1976) which has been described by Mbye B. Cham in Ex-Iles as a ‘Creole dubbed king fu film’.

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