Husek + Listen to the Beat of Our Images
Sunday, Mar 20, 2022 at 12:45 pm
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Daniela Seggiaro. Argentina. 2021, 89 mins. In Spanish and Wichí Lhamtés with English subtitles. DCP. A multi-million dollar urbanization project for the indigenous territory of Gran Chaco threatens to relocate Wichi families and disrupt their ancestral way of life. Chief Valentino and his grandson refuse to comply, which nudges architect Ana to own up to her role in their displacement. Written with Wichi author Osvaldo Villagra and incorporating documentary elements, Husek is both intently local and undeniably universal in its themes of erasure and gentrification. Winner of the Georges de Beauregard Award at the FIDMarseille International Film Festival. United States premiere
Listen to the Beat of Our Images
Dirs. Audrey and Maxime Jean-Baptiste. France/French Guiana. 2021, 15 mins. In French with English subtitles. DCP. Recovering a history of colonial expropriation in Kourou, French Guiana, where, in 1964, France established its Guianese Space Center by displacing 600 Guianese villagers, the Jean-Baptistes’ delicately composed archival film orchestrates a mesmerizing, radio soundtrack to conjure a pellucid mental image of a lost time before the Europeans. New York premiere
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for MoMI members ($11 Classic members). Order online. Please pick up tickets at the admission desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.