Prism

(Prisme)

Three filmmakers come together in a Zoom call to talk about how to make a film that examines how skin color is seen on screen. They ask whether technology consciously or unconsciously orients itself to depicting white skin as the norm. Each filmmaker—An van. Dienderen (Belgium), Rosine Mbakan (Cameroon), and Eléonore Yameogo (Burkina Faso)—also ponders this issue and its implications in visual tableaux, interviews, and voice-over reflections. They take a prismatic view, reflecting personally, technologically, and ideologically; in relation to Black and white, North and South; and including directors, actors, camerapersons, and cinema professors in their provocative essay film.

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • French
  • English
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 78 mins
Source
  • Icarus Films