Language
Taal
Langue
English
Voice-over
Voice-over
Voix off
English
Available
Beschikbaar
Disponible
Worldwide
Duration
Duur
Longueur
72'

A poetic essay film on the colonial gaze and the magic lantern. This early type of image projector was used in Belgian colonial propaganda, showcasing the good works of the Church, State and industry. Lantern projections were an effective way of selling the colonial project to a somewhat reluctant Belgian public.

However fragile images made of glass may be, many thousands survived. Often lavishly hand colored, these tainted, horribly beautiful images helped shape the ways in which Europeans viewed, thought of, spoke about, and treated the colonial other. This tension between aesthetic experience and the reverberations of colonial ideology is central to the film. In composing an associative fabric of assemblages and collages, the film attempts to map the colonial gaze from a broken view, how it persists across time and shapes the way we view, think of, and speak about the past.

Language
Taal
Langue
English
Voice-over
Voice-over
Voix off
English
Available
Beschikbaar
Disponible
Worldwide
Duration
Duur
Longueur
72'
A Film by
Een film van
Un film de
With
Met
Avec
Ditmar Bollaert
Script
Scenario
Scénario
Hannes Verhoustraete
Image
Beeld
Image
Hannes Verhoustraete
Sound
Geluid
Son
Nina de Vroome
Producer
Producent
Producteur
Ruben Desiere, Hannes Verhoustraete
Editing
Montage
Montage
Hannes Verhoustraete
Sound Editing
Klankmontage
Montage Son
Sabrina Calmels
Sound Mix
Klankmix
Mixage son
Aline Gavroy
Colour Correction
Kleurcorrectie
Etalonnage
Olivier Ogneux
Production
Productie
Production
Accattone films
Co-production
Coproductie
Coproduction
KASK School of Arts