Tracking the Unseen – Films as Tools of Resistance

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“Content and form are the means used to convey their cinematic responses to complex current events and individual upheavals. Images are created that fill gaps and act as important (oppositional) stances in societies,” observes section head Michael Stütz. In her feature film Sira, Apolline Traoré finds images to capture the fate of abducted women in the Sahel region. In stylish black-and-white images, set to an eclectic soundtrack, four Black trans* sex workers from New York and Georgia share their experiences with uncompromising wit and wisdom. These films could not be more different in style and narrative, but they all find a common denominator between beats, hedonism and losing oneself.
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