In her films, the celebrated Argentinian film director Lucrecia Martel explores universes characterized by dense and often difficult interactions: gender oppression, congested kinship, silent conflicts. Her most reecent film, "Zama", based on a novel published in 1956 by Antonio di Benedetto, explores multicultural interrelations in colonial Argentina several centuries before the word multiculturalism was coined. The 2017 film has already received awards in various countries, it displays the interactions of Spaniards and Argentinians, indigenous, enslaved and free persons, as well as men and women from different social strata, highlighting the abject normality of colonial contact.
Lucrecia Martel will present and discuss these colonial dystopias with Claudia von Alemann, film director and film scholar; Julia Roth, expert on gender and postcolonial studies; and Peter Schulze, film and literary scholar.
06.07.2018 | 18:00 - 18:00
ZI Lateinamerika-Institut der Freien Universität Berlin, Rüdesheimer Str. 54-56, 14197 Berlin, Raum 201