ZERDA AND THE SONGS OF FORGETTING – TRYLON
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ZERDA AND THE SONGS OF FORGETTING

Wednesday, August 28

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(LA ZERDA ET LES CHANTS DE L’OUBLIL) (1982, DCP, 59m, Arabic and French with English subtitles) dir Assia Djebar. Algerian novelist and translator Assia Djebar changed professions to make La Zerda et les Chants de L’Oubli. Using French newsreels, the film represents the colonization of the Maghreb, rethinking the dominant narrative of this history. A furious swan song to colonial violence, the film plays with documentary form, recutting images and reconstructing history alongside a soundtrack comprised of multi-vocal chants and experimental music. Zerda employs montage in a search for truth––a truth that the colonial “killing gaze” pointedly omits or does not show. In Djebar’s cut, there is “resistance behind the mask.”

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MONANGAMBEE (1969, DCP, 17m, Portuguese and French with English subtitles) dir Sarah Maldoror. “‘Monangambee!’ Spread from hut to hut, from village to village, this cry made even the bravest men in Angola shiver. ‘Monangambee’ translates to ‘white death,’ and in the past, this cry accompanied the arrival of Portuguese slave traders” (Nadia Kasji). Shot in and co-produced by newly independent Algeria, Maldoror’s film links the anti-colonial struggle of the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s to the history of African enslavement, deconstructing and rethinking the legacy of colonial violence.

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Showing at The Trylon Cinema

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Wednesday Aug. 28, 7:00pm
$ 10.00
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The Trylon Cinema
2820 E 33rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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