8 Dec 20176:00 pm | Cinema 1 | £5.00 to £8.00
Punctuated by reflective silences, Trinh T Minh-ha's second film Naked Spaces – Living is Round (1985) explores the rhythms of life in the rural villages of six West African countries: Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin and Senegal. The film's nonlinear structure challenges the appropriative gaze of Western anthropology, instead foregrounding the individual and creative patterns of ritual and work, home and work as visions of dwelling.
Born in Vietnam, Trinh T Minh-ha is a filmmaker, writer, composer and Professor of Rhetoric and of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work includes eight feature-length films honoured in numerous retrospectives around the world, several large-scale collaborative installations including L’Autre marche (Musée du Quai Branly, Paris 2006-2009), and Old Land New Waters (3rd Guangzhou Triennale, China 2008) and numerous publications including Lovecidal: Walking with The Disappeared (2016), D-Passage: The Digital Way (2013), Elsewhere, Within Here (2011) and Cinema Interval (1999).
She has been the recipient of many awards, including the Wild Dreamer Lifetime Achievement Award at the Subversive Festival, Zagreb, Croatia, 2014, the Lifetime Achievement Award from Women's Caucus for Art, 2012 and the Trailblazers Award, MIPDOC, Cannes Documentary Film, France, 2006.
Naked Spaces - Living is Round, dir Trinh T Minh-ha, 1985, 16mm, colour, sound, 135 mins
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