Reassemblage (Trinh T. Minh-ha, 1982)

Program III: Alternate Viewpoints

Friday, March 14, 2008 - 9:00pm
In conjunction with the Graduate Cinema Conference on April 4-5, the Film Studies Center and the Experimental Film Club present several programs devoted to essay films and experimental documentaries. Reassemblage (Trinh T. Minh-ha, 1982, 16mm, 40 minutes) 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. What Farocki Taught (Jill Godmilow, 1998, 16mm, 30 minutes) Literally and stubbornly a remake—that is, a perfect replica in color and in English, of Harun Farocki's hugely influential essay film The Inextinguishable Fire – What Farocki Taught explores the political and formal strategies of Farocki's film about the development of Napalm B by Dow Chemical during the Vietnam War.

Co-sponsored by Committee on Cinema & Media Studies, University of Chicago Student Activities Board