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Transmission from the Liberated Zones is an experiment departing from the concept of “Liberated Zones,” a designation used to describe areas freed from colonial domination, organized and managed by the guerrilla militants of the PAIGC (Partido Africano da Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde) in Guinea during the 11-year liberation war between 1963 and ‘74.
The film presents interviews with diplomat Folke Löfgren, filmmaker Lennart Malmer, filmmaker and psychologist Ingela Romare, and politician Birgitta Dahl. These Swedish protagonists all shared experiences in the Liberated Zones, which they visited in the early 1970s. Their statements, combined with documents from the time, are accessed and presented by a boy through a low-fidelity feedback channel – an optical dimension created to move through time and between tepid and tropical encounters. The boy states that recalling instances of liberation prepares the ground for further recurrences.
Filipa César, born in 1975 in Porto, Portugal, is an artist and filmmaker based in Berlin. In her work she is interested in the porous boundaries between the moving image and its reception, the fictional dimensions of the documentary, and the economies, politics, and poetics inherent to cinema praxis. Since 2011, César has been researching the origins of cinema in Guinea-Bissau, its imaginaries and potencies, developing this research into the collective project “Luta ca caba inda" (The struggle is not over yet).
Production: Spectre Productions, Rennes; Filipa César, Berlin
Screenplay: Filipa César, Gi Dias
Camera: Matthias Biber
With: Gi Dias, Lennart Malmer, Birgitta Dahl, Ingela Romare, Folke Löfgren, Rosa Waschke
Format: DCP, Color
Running time: 30 min
Photo: © Filipa César