Filipa César, Sónia Vaz Borges
In conjunction with the film series Tell No Lies: Decolonizing Cinema, we present Filipa César and Sónia Vaz Borges’s Navigating the Pilot School on BAMPFA’s outdoor screen. The film uses a performance with children’s building blocks to describe a militant school, together with archival footage, the recollections of a student, and an excerpt from a political publication. The film underscores the importance of education projects to African struggles for independence from colonial rule. The revolutionary thinker Amílcar Cabral envisioned such schools as essential to the formation of the future citizens of the liberated countries.
(12 mins, With English text, Color, Digital, From the artists)