Scene from the film Reassemblage: From the Firelight to the Screen
Scene from the film Reassemblage: From the Firelight to the Screen
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Reassemblage: From the Firelight to the Screen

  • Senegal
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Trinh T. Minh-ha invites us to listen with the eyes and to see with the ears. This time, in Senegal. A film about Senegal. But, what is Senegal exactly? Reassemblage is a film about the people of Senegal and, in the same time, a reflection about cinema, a questioning of the conventional Ethnographic cinema. The director uses different cinematographic tools to make visible the mechanisms of manipulation of cinema like, for example, the relationship between the music and what music makes feel the audience.

Asking herself about her documentary gaze in a small village of Senegal Trinh T. Minh-ha says: “Looking at her through the lense. I see her becoming me, becoming mine. Getting in the unique reality of signs, where I’m a sign as well”. (Tabakalera)

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  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Trinh T. Minh-ha
  • Cinematography
    Trinh T. Minh-ha
  • Editing
    Trinh T. Minh-ha
  • Runtime
    40 min (31-45 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Senegal
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • New York Film Festival
    • Festival Dei Popoli, Florence
    • Tyneside Film Festival
    • Hong Kong Film Festival
  • Awards
    • Honorable Mention - Asian American Film Festival Humboldt is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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