FMC Global: Rio de La Plata and India

Stills from BARRIERS (1967) by Satya Dev Dubey and ALUSIÓN (2013) by Ina Lopez

Rio de La Plata and India

A new series highlighting experimental film from underrepresented communities around the globe from 1960 to the present day


Friday May 4th, 2018 @ 7pm

Charles S. Cohen Screening Room

475 Park Ave S. 6th Floor


Part 1: Rio de La Plata

Rio de La Plata may be considered a river, an estuary, or a gulf that forms part of the borders between Argentina and Uruguay. The films selected for this program are by filmmakers of two artist collectives from this region, Laboratorio Fundación de Arte Contemporáneo and Club de Super 8. The Filmmakers Cooperative collected these works during a cultural exchange at the festival Montevideo Cine Experimental, which took place in Montevideo, Uruguay in November 2016 when MM Serra was invited to present ArtCore, a retrospective of her work produced by Carolina Mandía and the program Looking Back - Looking Forward, a retrospective of works by the Film-Makers' Cooperative dating back to the 1960s. Curated by Carolina Mandía


Part 2: India

The cinematic identity of India is often equated to Bollywood, something that both exemplifies and demystifies Western Colonialism through a capitalist lens. To consider this as the sole source of Indian cinematic expression is to deny a richness of diverse and unique culture. In searching for South Asian filmmakers within the FMC collections, two films from 1967 were found. They haven’t been screened or rented since FMC acquired them. Tonight’sprogram hopes to introduce an audience to these two rediscovered cinematic gems. Curated by Devon Narine-Singh