The Hour of Liberation: Decolonizing Cinema, 1966 - 1981

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In the 1960s and 70s, filmmakers from the so-called “third world” explored the history, contemporary reality, and enduring legacy of colonialism – from liberation struggles to post-colonial hangovers – creating a new, revolutionary cinema that was urgent, incisive, and politically explosive.

Special thanks to Suad Amiry, Annouchka de Andrade, Matthieu Grimault (Cinémathèque Française), Khadijeh Habashneh, Gerald Herman, Amèlie Garin-Davet (French Cultural Services), Eric Liknaitzky (Contemporary Films), Teemour Mambèty, Diarah N'Daw-Spech (ArtMattan), Marcia Pereiro dos Santos (Regina Films), Yasmina Price, Hannah Prouse (BFI), Jose Ambros (ICAIC), Ricardo Rivera, Marta Rodriguez, Kunal Sen, Heiny Srour, Elena Rossi-Snook (NYPL Reserve Film & Video Collection), John Sinno (ADF), Joana Sousa, Roselly Torres (Third World Newsreel), Mohanad Yaqubi, Eric Di Bernardo (Rialto Pictures), Emily Woodburne, Brian Belovarac, Ben Crossley-Marra (Janus Films), Carsten Zimmer (Arsenal), Livia Bloom (Icarus).

Programmed by Elspeth Carroll

Special support provided by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.