Film of the Week: “I am not your negro” by Raoul Peck

“Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material.”

“I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.”

Publisher: Black Out, 2017
Call Number: 973 IAM

Film de la semaine : « Détroit » (Detroit) de Kathryn Bigelow

“Entre gris clair et gris foncé”

Eté 1967. La guerre du Viêt Nam et les discriminations raciales échauffent les esprits, attisent les rancœurs. Détroit s’enflamme. Pour échapper aux émeutes, Fred et Larry se réfugient dans l’« Algiers Motel ». Des tirs s’y laissent entendre et autorisent la police à l’annexer.

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Film of the Week: “Gabriel and the mountain” by Fellipe Barbosa

“Final destination”

Before entering a prestigious American university, Gabriel Buchmann decided to travel the world for one year, his backpack full of dreams. After ten months on the road, he arrived in Kenya determined to discover the African continent. Until he reached the top of Mount Mulanje, Malawi, his last destination.

Call number: 2.3 GAB

Le DVD est mort, vive la VOD ?

The Library recently started offering its first video-on-demand : « State 194 », by Dan Stetton, a documentary film for professor Riccardo Bocco’s course Screening the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

The shift from DVD to digital access causes more problems and thoughts than you might imagine, as explained by our multimedia librarian Pierre-André Fink.

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Film de la semaine : « 120 battements par minute » de Robin Campillo

120 battements

“De battre son cœur s’est arrêté”

Ils s’appellent Sean, Nathan, Thibaud, Sophie, Marco… Unis dans leur jeunesse et leur esprit de révolte. Solidaires et impliqués, ils militent pour faire reconnaître leurs droits, au cœur des années sida.

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