Description from Bozar website:
Sabzian and Bozar are delighted to welcome French filmmaker Alice Diop for the State of Cinema 2023. For six years now, Sabzian has asked a guest to write a State of Cinema article, a text that holds cinema up to the light, an invitation to reflect on what cinema means, could mean, or should mean today.
Alice Diop chose the film Sambizanga (1972) by Sarah Maldoror. The film will be shown with English subtitles.
Alice Diop will be reciting her speech in French, in the Henry Le Boeuf hall, followed by a conversation with Sarah Maldoror’s daughter Annouchka de Andrade, former artistic director of the International Film Festival of Amiens.
The day after the screening, the State of Cinema text will be made available for free on Sabzian’s website, in English, French and Dutch translation. The video recording of Alice Diop’s presentation at the Brussels arts centre will also be provided.
Lire le texte en français: https://sabzian.be/text/state-of-cinema-2023
Read the text translated in English: https://sabzian.be/text/state-of-cinema-2023-0
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