The Giverny Document (Single Channel)

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Filmed on location in Harlem, USA and in Claude Monet’s historic gardens in Giverny, France, The Giverny Document is a multi-textured cinematic poem that meditates on the safety and bodily autonomy of Black women. Filmmaker Ja’Tovia Gary unleashes an arsenal of techniques and materials including direct animation on archival 16mm film, woman on the street interviews, and montage editing techniques to explore the creative virtuosity of Black femme performance figures while interrogating the histories of those bodies as spaces of forced labor and commodified production.
Nicholas Elliott (Locarno Film Festival 2019)   

Orig. Title
The Giverny Document (Single Channel)
Year
2019
Countries
USA, France
Duration
40 min
Director
Ja'Tovia Gary
Category
Essay
Orig. Language
no dialogue
Credits
Director
Ja'Tovia Gary
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