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World Premiere - Mangrove School- Paris

Saturday 12 March at 6:30 PM

Centre Pompidou - Cinéma 1 + Q&A

We are pleased to announce that the film «Mangrove School» by Filipa César and Sónia Vaz Borges will be presented in world premiere as part of the French selection of the Cinéma du Réel festival (Paris). Save the date not to miss this political poem on the traces of the legacy of radical pedagogies of the struggle for liberation of Guinea-Bissau.

We went again to Guinea Bissau this time to research the conditions of the students in the guerrilla schools in the mangroves. Instead, we soon became ourselves the learners and the first lesson was how to walk. If you walk straight, placing your heels on the ground first, you promptly slip and fall in the dams of the flooded mangrove rice field or you get stuck in the mangrove mud. You need to lower your body, flex your knees and stick your toes vertically into the mud, extend your arms forwards in a conscious and present movement. In the mangrove school the learning happens with the whole body.


Mangrove School (34 min, créole guinéen, coul, 2022)

Un film de / a film by : Filipa César et Sónia Vaz Borges basé sur une recherche de Sónia Vaz Borges producteurs : Filipa César, Olivier Marboeuf, Anze Persin images : Jenny Lou Ziegel conseiller artistique : Sana na N’Hada producteur exécutif : Suleimane Biai montage, graphiques et images 16mm : Filipa César son & opérateur drone : Marinho de Pina sound design / mixage : João Polido Gomes étalonnage : Matilda Mester, Bruno Derksen, Pedro Maia

A production by / Une production de : Spectre Productions, elsehere, Stenar Projects, Geba Filmes, Mediateca Onshore ------------------------ commissioned by Haus der Kulturen der Welt Escola das Artes, Universidade Católica do Porto ------------------------ avec le soutien de Harun Farocki Institut, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Fundació ”la Caixa” Direção Geral das Artes, Escola da Artes – UCP, Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP), Département de la Seine-Saint-Denis.

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