Non-Aligned, 2022, 100 min. Serbian/French/Arabic/English, English Subtitles
Over two days, the Institute for Ideas and Imagination, together with the Maison Française, proudly presents a preview screening of filmmaker Mila Turajlić’s new documentary diptych of two feature-length films that take us on an archival road trip through the birth of the Third World Project, based on unseen 35mm materials filmed by Stevan Labudović, the cameraman of Yugoslav President Tito.
On March 6 at 6:00PM, there will be a preview screening of the first half of the diptych: Non-Aligned. The film re-traces the birth of the Non-Aligned movement, examining how cinema gave expression to a global dream of political emancipation.
The films are part of a long-term artistic research project titled Non-Aligned Newsreels. Developed via ongoing collaboration with Filmske Novosti - the Yugoslav Newsreels, it seeks to re-activate the collection of materials filmed by their cameraman across the non-aligned world, from cinematic collaborations with newly-independent countries in the 1950s to footage shot for liberation movements in the 1960s and 1970s. A multimedia project spanning films, video installations, live performance and a book, and an evolving web portal at www.nonalignednewsreels.com.