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Naked Spaces – Living is Round (1985)

6th June | 6:30 pm

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Sat 6 June | 6.30pm
Naked Spaces – Living is Round (1985)
Screening on 16mm
with an introduction by Dr Philippa Lovatt
(1985) Trinh T. Minh-ha, 118mins, English subtitles
£5 (£3) | Booking advised via Eventbrite

Specially selected by Helen Mirra, please join us for a rare 16mm film screening of Trinh T. Minh-ha’s beautiful and compelling Naked Spaces – Living is Round (1985). Naked Spaces explores daily life in the rural villages of six West African countries: Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin and Senegal. Challenging the authoritative form of the anthropological documentary, it follows a nonlinear structure that builds slowly and poetically through image and sound to reveal patterns of ritual and dwelling, energy and rest, home and work. Trinh has said, ‘Every house in this film is at the same time a tool, a sanctuary, and a world of art.’ Narrated by three women, ‘each voice speaks for a different cultural heritage, a different linguistic logic, and a different way of realising information. The relationship between words and images is, as intended, an uncomfortable one.’ Trinh T. Minh-ha is a filmmaker, writer, composer and Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr Philippa Lovatt is a Lecturer in Film Studies (Southeast Asian and East Asian Cinemas) at the University of St Andrews


6th June
6:30 pm


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Thornhill DG3 4XX United Kingdom
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