Les États généraux du film documentaire 2011 Viewing Experiences Convention: Black Wall / White Holes

Convention: Black Wall / White Holes
Joris Lachaise
2011 - France - Couleur et Noir & Blanc - 72'

How does a film which takes as its starting point post-colonial Africa end up raising the more general question of the colonisation of minds and bodies by all kinds of "conventions"? And how can the festivities surrounding the fiftieth anniversary of Malian independence in September 2010 supply the material to question the function of rhapsode, the individual who recounts and consequently creates? At the crossroads between documentary, self fictionalisation and cinematic poetry, this film assumes its nature as a "form-project". Free, digressive and inventive, it encourages thinking about history without didactics, questions the conditions and consequences of the acquisition of liberty.

Photography : Joris Lachaise
Sound : Joris Lachaise
Editing : Joris Lachaise
Production : Babel XIII, SB03
Distribution : Joris Lachaise (joris.lachaise@laposte.net, +33 (0)6 87 49 48 29)