Retrospective section dedicated to looking at the past of cinema, providing rediscoveries that contribute significantly to the enrichment of the contemporary gaze.

Ousmane Sembène

Together with Cinemateca Portuguesa, IndieLisboa presents the full retrospective of the work of the father of African cinema, Ousmane Sembène, a cinema marked by feminism, the class struggle, against the Europeanization of Senegalese culture and the brutality of colonialism. With Sembène, a journey begins from within, a counterpoint to the European vision that dominates film production. These are films that operate a filmic and historical repair, that are not content with stereotypes, do not seek aestheticization. A cinema without calculation or fear of a new language and that breathes freely.

La noire de… / Black Girl, Ousmane Sembène, fic., Senegal/France, 1966, 65′
Mandabi, Ousmane Sembène, fic., France/Senegal, 1968, 90′
Emitaï / God of Thunder, Ousmane Sembène, fic., Senegal, 1971, 103′
Xala, Ousmane Sembène, fic., Senegal, 1975, 123′
Ceddo, Ousmane Sembène, fic., Senegal, 1977, 120′
Camp de Thiaroye, Ousmane Sembène, fic. , Senegal/Algeria/Tunisia, 1988, 157′
Guelwaar, Ousmane Sembène, fic., France/Germany/Senegal/USA, 1992, 115′
Faat Kiné, Ousmane Sembène, fic., Senegal, 2001, 120′
Moolaadé, Ousmane Sembène, fic., Senegal, France/Morocco/Tunísia/Cameroon/Burkina Faso, 2004, 124′
Borom sarret / The Wagoner, Ousmane Sembène, doc., Senegal, 1963, 20′
L’empire sonhrai / The Sonhrai Empire, Ousmane Sembène, doc., Senegal, 1963, 20′
Niaye, Ousmane Sembène, fic., Senegal, 1964, 35′
Tauw, Ousmane Sembène, fic., Senegal, 1970, 24′


50 Years of Forum Berlinale

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Berlinale Forum, IndieLisboa will screen a selection that includes some of the films shown in its first edition in 1971, at the time called the International Forum of New Cinema. These were films that challenged the status quo and opened the door to new aesthetics. They were reactions to the turbulent politics of their times and, therefore, they were essential to the political phenomenon. At the time, addressing issues such as anti-colonial struggles, women’s rights and LGBTQ rights, opened up new political and cinematic ways.

Angela – Portrait of A Revolutionary, Yolande du Luart, doc., USA/France, 1971, 60′
Eldrige Cleaver, Black Panther, William Klein, doc., France/Algeria, 1970, 75′
Nicht der Homosexuelle ist pervers, sondern die Situation, in der er lebt / It Is Not the Homosexual Who Is Perverse, But the Society in Which He Lives, Rose Von Praunheim, doc., Federal Republic of Germany, 1971, 67′
Soleil Ô / Oh, Sun!, Med Hondo, fic., France/Mauritania, 1970, 104′
W.R. – Misterije Organizma / W.R. – Mysteries of the Organism, Dušan Makavejev, fic., Yugoslavia/Germany, 1971, 84’
Eine Prämie für Irene / Bonus for Irene, Helke Sander, fic., Federal Republic of Germany, 1971, 50′
El cuarto poder, Helena Lumbreras, Mariano Lisa, doc., Spain, 1971, 45′
Mes voisins / My Neighbours, Med Hondo, doc., France, 1971, 35′
Monangambé, Sarah Maldoror, fic., Algeria, 1969, 18′
Phela-ndaba / End of the Dialogue, Members of the Pan Africanist Congress, doc., South Africa, 1970, 45′
The Woman’s Film (Newsreel #55), Women’s Caucus – San Francisco Newsreel, doc., USA, 1971, 41′