April 27 – November 30, 2017 | Tënk | Creative Documentary Series
Organised by The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation For Documentary Photography & Film in partnership with Tënk
Arles, Film screenings
MROF, in association with our new partner Tënk, is excited to kick off a very special monthly screening series of creative documentaries at our Blaine House home in Arles.
Tënk is the first subscription-based documentary video platform focused entirely on independent documentaries, or what are also called “creative documentaries”. What is an independent documentary? It is a film that gives an overtly subjective perspective, with a creative approach to form.
Tënk provides round-the-clock access to a selection of over 70 documentaries, with a regularly changing lineup of films that are handpicked purely on creative merit by their team of experts. What counts is their originality.
Sharing similar missions and the same passion, MROF and Tënk have joined forces to shine a light on exceptional documentary film makers and to provide an audience for their films.
Every last Thursday of the month at 8pm, MROF will screen a film selected by Tënk. All screenings are free of charge.
The first screening, on April 27 at 8pm is Nora, a film by David Hinton and Alla Kovgan (35 minutes, 2008).
Nora is based on the life of dancer Nora Chipaumire, who was born in Zimbabwe in 1965. In the film, Nora returns to the landscape of her childhood and travels through the vivid memories of her youth. Using performance and dance, she brings her story to life in a swift poem of sounds and images. Shot entirely on location in South Africa, Nora portrays a multitude of local performers and dancers of all ages, from schoolchildren to grandmothers. Much of the film’s music was specially composed by the legend of Zimbabwean music, Thomas Mapfumo.
Nous commençons cette série de projection avec Nora, un film de David Hinton et Alla Kovgan (35 minutes, 2008).
Exploration d’une vie dansée, “Nora” est une biographie physique. La danseuse Nora Chipaumire, née au Zimbabwe en 1965, revient vers les paysages de son enfance et entreprend un voyage à travers quelques souvenirs vivaces de sa jeunesse. Grâce aux représentations et à la danse, elle fait revivre son histoire. Entièrement tourné en Afrique du Sud, “Nora” intègre une multitude d’artistes et de danseurs locaux de tous âges, de jeunes élèves aux vieilles grands-mères. Une bonne part de la musique du film a été spécialement composée par une légende de la musique zimbabwéenne, Thomas Mapfumo.
plus d’infos: www.tenk.fr/coup-de-coeur/nora.html