Sunday 9 March

Fri 7 March 2014 – Sun 9 March 2014

This special weekend welcomes leading filmmakers in person to screen their rarely seen work. The focus on postcolonial cinema explores the complex histories and material traces of past colonial inequalities through contemporary strategies across documentary and fiction including: manipulation of archival footage, re-construction, re-enactment and the essay-film. Each filmmaker addresses the very real ghosts of the colonial past. 

The weekend includes the regional premiere screening of twelve films in person by filmmakers: Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi (Italy), Gabriel Abrantes (Portugal), Duncan Campbell (Scotland), Sven Augustijnen (Belgium) and Mathieu Kleybe Abonnenc (French Guiana/Paris).

Each screening is accompanied with a Q&A featuring the filmmakers and artists.

Sight & Sound are media partner for AV Festival 14: Extraction


Gabriel Abrantes: A History of Mutual Respect, Liberdade, Ornithes

Sun 9 March 2014, 11am

Star and Shadow Cinema

Shot in Portugal, Brazil and Argentina, A History of Mutual Respect, 2010, responds to... more

Mathieu Kleyebe Abbonenc with Will Rose: Africa Addio

Sun 9 March 2014, 2pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

Made in 1966 by Italian filmmakers Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco E. Prosperi, Africa Addio is a shock-documentary... more

Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi: Electric Fragments Nos. 4, 5: Asia-Africa

Sun 9 March 2014, 5.30pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

Archival material from the 1970s reveals social problems in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kashmir... more

Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi: From the Pole to the Equator

Sun 9 March 2014, 8.30pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

This experimental film is drawn from the 1910 archives of Luca Comerio a pioneering... more