PARALLEL SCREEN  / Théorème

A THIRD VERSION OF THE IMAGINARY
UNE TROISIÈME VERSION DE L'IMAGINAIRE

Benjamin Tiven

French premiere Kenya / USA, 2012, Colour, HD, 12’

In this very short, very intense film, we see and understand, as we so rarely do. In a place that acts as a film library in Nairobi, guided by the manager of the site, we follow a presentation of the archives shot in Kenya. From the real difficulties inherent to conservation, we suddenly move on to others. The question of language, of the representation of a language such as Swahili, shapes it into those motifs associated with censure, it is the links between image, language and censure that appear. And yet Benjamin Tiven does not consider this complex ensemble as the subject of his work — but as the very material of his very own judiciously enigmatic film.

Jean-Pierre Rehm

Casting
Magambo Mwenda

Original version : Swahili. Subtitles : English. Image : Jim Bishop. Sound : Benjamin Tiven, John Kagu. Editing : Benjamin Tiven.

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