Naked Spaces: Living Is Round

Film - Feature | September 5 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Trinh T. Minh-ha, Director

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The homes, daily ceremonies, and ordinary “living spaces” of Senegal, Mali, and four other West African countries are showcased in this elegantly composed, “anti-ethnographic” essay film from acclaimed Berkeley-based filmmaker/theorist/professor Trinh T. Minh-ha. “A film on the poetics of dwelling,” as Trinh’s own website puts it, Naked Spaces has little interest in the arid explanations of typical documentary; rather, it “challenges each of us to examine the ways in which we think about looking at films, and other cultures, and at ourselves” (Fred Camper, Chicago Reader). “Breathtaking in their tactile beauty, [Trinh’s] images seem to be edited in an almost intuitively associational process” (TIFF).

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