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Naked Spaces: Living Is Round

  • In Person

The homes, daily ceremonies, and ordinary “living spaces” of Senegal, Mali, and four other West African countries are showcased in this elegantly composed, “anti-ethnographic” essay film from acclaimed Berkeley-based filmmaker/theorist/professor Trinh T. Minh-ha. “A film on the poetics of dwelling,” as Trinh’s own website puts it, Naked Spaces has little interest in the arid explanations of typical documentary; rather, it “challenges each of us to examine the ways in which we think about looking at films, and other cultures, and at ourselves” (Fred Camper, Chicago Reader). “Breathtaking in their tactile beauty, [Trinh’s] images seem to be edited in an almost intuitively associational process” (TIFF).

FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Trinh T. Minh-ha
Cinematographer
  • Trinh T. Minh-ha
Print Info
  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 134 mins
Source
  • Academy Film Archive
Permission
  • Women Make Movies
Additional Info
  • With the voices of Barbara Christian, Linda Peckham, Trinh.