Beginning in late May and unfolding over the course of nearly three weeks, New York's Film Forum's series, “The Hour of Liberation: Decolonizing Cinema, 1966-1981,” provided a stunningly expansive program of Third Cinema titles. In this review, Jamie Berthe addresses the historical and contemporary relevance of the films while focusing in particular on the often overlooked role that women played during these years, both as filmmakers and historical actors, as well as on the importance of the issue of indigenous land rights within the anticolonial film archive.
History Calling: Decolonizing Cinema at New York's Film Forum
Jamie Berthe teaches cinema and visual studies at New York University. Her research and writing revolve primarily around film, visual culture, postcolonial theory, and histories of empire. Her writings have appeared in various publications including Studies in French Cinema and Décadrages.
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Jamie Berthe; History Calling: Decolonizing Cinema at New York's Film Forum. Film Quarterly 1 December 2019; 73 (2): 80–86. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2019.73.2.80
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