December 2017, arsenal cinema

Guest: Trinh T. Minh-ha


One of Vietnam’s creation myths tells of the battle between two dragons, whose entwined bodies fell into the South China Sea to formed the S-shaped coast of Vietnam. Due to its geopolitical position, Vietnam depends on the balance between agriculture and water management. Shot in 1995 on Hi-8 and in 2012 on HD and SD, the images in FORGETTING VIETNAM (2015) unfold as a dialogue between the elements of land and water, giving insights into the history of image technology and the political reality in Vietnam at the same time. A third level is formed by the recollections of contemporary witnesses of a war which divided the USA more strongly than nearly any other. (stss)
An event as part of the ring lecture “Decolonizing the Arts. Aesthetics Practices of Learning and Unlearning” of the DFG-Graduiertenkolleg "Das Wissen der Künste" of the UdK Berlin. (5.12., moderated by Marc Siegel)


arsenal cinema: Guest: Trinh T. Minh-ha

07:30 pm Cinema 2

Forgetting Vietnam

*Forgetting Vietnam Trinh T. Minh-ha 2015
DCP OV/EnS 90 min

Followed by a discussion with Trinh T. Minh-ha, moderated by Marc Siegel
arsenal cinema: New French Cinema

08:00 pm Cinema 1

Suite Armoricaine

Suite Armoricaine Pascale Breton
F 2015 With Valérie Dréville, Elina Löwensohn
DCP OV/EnS 148 min