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June 2019, arsenal cinema

Public screening 
re-selected: Two films by Jan Lindqvist

TUPAMAROS, 1973

In the 1960s and 70s, many Swedish auteurs were involved in the liberation struggles of the Global South and provided the left-wing movement in Western Europe with counter-information. The archive of the Short Film Festival Oberhausen boasts two remarkable films by Jan Lindqvist that testify to the connection between documentary and the partisan struggle. TUPAMAROS (1973) analyzes the theory and practice of guerrilla warfare in Uruguay. AGRIPINO (1977) portrays an indigenous Peruvian farmer who set off on the long journey to Peru’s capital Lima to bring charges against the landowners’ brutal violence. A few weeks ago, Lindqvist “repatriated” this film and others to the countries where they were made, opening up questions about belonging, which also pertain to archives. Guest: Martin Grennberger, film curator and co-editor of the Swedish film magazine “Walden”. (th) (2.6.)