Flora Gomes (By Kris Haamer)

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Flora Gomes (By Kris Haamer)

  1. 1. the only man who makes films in Guinea-Bissau By Kris Haamer ϒ Flora Gomes
  2. 2. Guinea-Bissau is a country in the bottom 5 of the poorest nations of the world ϒ Flora Gomes
  3. 3. Gomes is making a strong statement Filmmaking is hard enough; making films in Africa – only for the completely mad ϒ Flora Gomes
  4. 4. Film 1: Udju Azul di Yonta Cannes select. A wards in Milan , Cardago , Ouagadougou , Zarautz, Wurzburg 1992
  5. 5. Vibrant Commercial Society. Television , shopping, fashion, nightclubs ϒ Flora Gomes: 1 - Udju Azul di Yonta
  6. 6. Broken Ideals. R evolutionary G eneratio n: “ is that the country we wanted?” ϒ Flora Gomes: 1 - Udju Azul di Yonta
  7. 7. Idealists miss love, and life ’s opportunities ϒ Flora Gomes: 1 - Udju Azul di Yonta
  8. 8. ϒ Flora Gomes: 1 - Udju Azul di Yonta But the children keep dancing Rejuvenation?
  9. 9. Film 2: Po di Sangui Selection of Cannes . A wards in Cartago, South Africa, and Creteil 1996 ϒ Flora Gomes
  10. 10. This is the village of Amanha Lundju ϒ Flora Gomes: 2 - Po di Sangui
  11. 11. Turmoil. City - People cut down trees ϒ Flora Gomes: 2 - Po di Sangui
  12. 12. ϒ Flora Gomes: 2 - Po di Sangui
  13. 13. Dou. Finds his twin brother dead ϒ Flora Gomes: 2 - Po di Sangui
  14. 14. And the wife alone. Brother’s Saly ϒ Flora Gomes: 2 - Po di Sangui
  15. 15. Calacalado . Mandates a quest of initiation ϒ Flora Gomes: 2 - Po di Sangui
  16. 16. Evicted ‘Forest’. People on the road of exile ϒ Flora Gomes: 2 - Po di Sangui
  17. 17. Desert Contact. Another tribe = sex ϒ Flora Gomes: 2 - Po di Sangui
  18. 18. Saly Gives Birth. Return home to roots ϒ Flora Gomes: 2 - Po di Sangui
  19. 19. A Child Paints the F uture . Rejuvenation ϒ Flora Gomes: 2 - Po di Sangui Rejuvenation.
  20. 20. ϒ Flora Gomes: 2 - Po di Sangui Community S pace . Village life background
  21. 21. ϒ Flora Gomes: 2 - Po di Sangui Personal S pace . E xpressive CU faces
  22. 22. Characters . R epresent (entire) ethnicity ϒ Flora Gomes: 2 - Po di Sangui
  23. 23. ϒ Flora Gomes: 2 - Po di Sangui Camera . Overhead “god-view” shots
  24. 24. ϒ Flora Gomes: 2 - Po di Sangui Camera . Fluid steadycam. Independent
  25. 25. ϒ Flora Gomes: 2 - Po di Sangui T ension . Delay before plot point
  26. 26. ϒ Flora Gomes: 2 - Po di Sangui V is.-C ue . CU asks a question
  27. 27. ϒ Flora Gomes: 2 - Po di Sangui Vis.-Answer. Plot point, next scene
  28. 28. ϒ Flora Gomes: 2 - Po di Sangui S nd.-C ue . Woman cries. Cam. finds her
  29. 29. WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT GUINEA-BISSAU? POVERTY, SICKNESS , CIVIL WAR, DESTRUCTION & WESTERN AID. ϒ Flora Gomes
  30. 30. While These Things Exist, There is an Africa of Incredible Beauty ϒ Flora Gomes
  31. 31. Film 3: Nha Fala Awards in Ouagadougou , Coimbra, Montreal, Amiens, and Venice 2002
  32. 32. Society in Change . Where to put A. Cabral? ϒ Flora Gomes: 3 - Nha Fala
  33. 33. Vita is cursed. Can’t sing or she dies ϒ Flora Gomes: 3 - Nha Fala
  34. 34. Leaves for Europe. Finds a boyfriend ϒ Flora Gomes: 3 - Nha Fala
  35. 35. Finds a voice . Becomes a famous singer ϒ Flora Gomes: 3 - Nha Fala
  36. 36. Returns home with boyfriend – to die ϒ Flora Gomes: 3 - Nha Fala
  37. 37. And be reborn ϒ Flora Gomes: 3 - Nha Fala Rejuvenation!
  38. 38. Directs & Cowrites Rebirth. Rejuvenation. Hope in Children ϒ Flora Gomes:
  39. 39. ϒ Flora Gomes: Dir. Style. Warmth. Firmness. Clarity.
  40. 40. Language. Feat. Kriolu – 4 of 7 films ϒ Flora Gomes:
  41. 41. Travel. Moral Change. New Beg. Initiation. ϒ Flora Gomes:
  42. 42. ϒ Flora Gomes: Question. Change in African societies?
  43. 43. ϒ Flora Gomes: Confrontation. Tradit. Africans vs. modernity
  44. 44. ϒ Flora Gomes: C lean B reak w/ History . C onsequences
  45. 45. ϒ Flora Gomes: Portuguese scholars : Gomes makes Ethnofiction or Docufiction in the tradition of seminal documentarians Flaherty , Rouch , Oliveira
  46. 46. ϒ Flora Gomes THANK YOU

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