Discussion Exploration : Making our own archive

Discussion Exploration : Making our own archive



Discussion Exploration : Making our own archive

Meetup - Exploratory Cinema - Spring 2024

Wednesday June 12, 2024
6 pm - 9 pm

Main Film
2025 Rue Parthenais #301, Montréal, Quebec, H2K 3T2, Québec

With Samy Benammar & Mathilde Capone

Free upon registration

Discussion Exploration is an opportunity to explore in depth various practices and approaches to experimental independent cinema.
Archival work is the focus of this first series of meetings.

Discussion Exploration #2 : Making our own archive

In silences, pasts, and hidden memories, archives offer a world of futures in which experimental cinema can flourish and create reimagined forms of existence, life, and presence for communities whose paths are other than linear. In fragments we cross paths. In futures we finally create the voice of our own narratives.
Discussion with filmmakers Samy Benammar and Mathilde Capone on cinema as a means of creating a modern archive.

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Samy Benammar

Samy Benammar is a Montreal-based artist and film critic. His writing and directing work is an experiment in socio-political issues inherited from his Algerian and working-class origins. His films include kaua’i’o’o (2023), Peugeot pulmonaire (2021) and sous-ex (2022). His films have been shown at festivals in Canada and abroad, and are distributed by Winnipeg Film Group, Vidéographe and CFMDC. His work can be found in the magazines Hors Champs, 24 images and Panorama cinéma. At the same time, he is completing a doctorate in research and creation on colonial photography in the Wilaya of Batna, Algeria. He listens to the bleating of the goat. Even when domesticated, it remains unpredictable, refusing to be docile.


Mathilde Capone

A documentary filmmaker and popular education worker, mathilde capone has a master’s degree in social anthropology. A feminist, anti-colonial, lesbian and queer activist, she is involved in collective initiatives that provide food for thought. Her independently produced feature film La fabrique du consentement : regards lesbo-queer was presented at Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma and Image+Nation. His second feature, ÉVICTION, which traces the eviction of a queer housing collective, was unveiled at the Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal, where it won the Audience Award.


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