2014, Hélène Crouzillat and Laetitia Tura, France, 70 min.
- Thu, Oct 18th 6:00pm
Throughout their individual careers, artists and filmmakers Hélène Crouzillat and Laetitia Tura have examined the histories of borders and the individuals made most vulnerable by them. Their starkly poetic film LES MESSAGERS (2014) collects the testimonies of migrants traveling from Africa into Europe. In doing so, they also memorialize those who did not survive the journey, relaying stories of adults and children dying of exhaustion, violence, or drowning, their bodies lost at sea, their fates unknown to their loved ones. With carefully composed shots of the Mediterranean and Moroccan desert, Crouzillat and Tura bear witness to the metaphysical costs of geopolitics. Presented in collaboration with SAIC's Department of Liberal Arts and Department of Visual and Critical Studies. In French, Arabic, English, Spanish, and Pulaar with English subtitles. DCP digital. (Ariel Clark-Semyck)
Please note: This trailer does not have English subtitles. Our screening will be subtitled in English.
Filmmakers Hélène Crouzillat and Laetitia Tura are scheduled to appear for audience discussion.