Charles Burnett

14/06/2017
Mattijs Driesen and Quinten Wyns
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“This was also the case with Killer of Sheep: its objective was to change the perception of coloured people, in spite of what Hollywood had created, this myth, and to give voice to people who didn’t have access to Hollywood to tell their story. The film was made for multiple reasons: to demystify filmmaking in the community and to introduce filmmaking to kids, notably by having children work on the sound and on other technical aspects of the film. We wanted to show people who were interested in making a change in the community, to use film as a means for social change.”

14/06/2017
Sabzian
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Elke andere kunstvorm viert het leven, het schone, het ideaal, en heeft een progressief effect – behalve de Amerikaanse cinema. De situatie is van die aard dat je steeds gevraagd wordt om je integriteit aan te tasten, en als de sociaal georiënteerde film eindelijk gemaakt wordt, zullen de vertoningen doorgaans beperkt zijn en zullen zij voor wie de film gemaakt is en over wie hij gaat, hem waarschijnlijk nooit zien. Om filmmaken levensvatbaar te maken, heb je de steun van de gemeenschap nodig; je moet deel worden van haar agenda, een aspect van haar voortbestaan.

14/06/2017
Charles Burnett
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Any other art form celebrates life, the beautiful, the ideal, and has a progressive effect – except American cinema. The situation is such that one is always asked to compromise one's integrity, and if the socially oriented film is finally made, its showing will generally be limited and the very ones that it is made for and about will probably never see it. To make filmmaking viable you need the support of the community; you have to become a part of its agenda, an aspect of its survival.

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 20:00 to 22:30
STUK, Leuven

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 17:30 to 22:30
KASKcinema, Gent

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