An Opera of the World

Uma Ópera do Mundo

by Manthia Diawara

Director: Manthia Diawara

Producer: Jürgen Bock

Produced by Maumaus / Lumiar Cité with core funding from the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, ZDF/3sat and documenta 14


Portugal, USA, Mali


2017

Runtime: 70’

HD Video, colour, sound




‘An Opera of the World’ is based on ‘Bintou Were, a Sahel Opera’, which narrates an eternal immigration drama. The opera, filmed in Bamako, in 2007, serves a mirror for Diawara to build an aesthetic and reflexive story, through song and dance, about the current and yet timeless drama of emigration between North and South, and refugee crises. The film ponders about the realities of cultural encounters through the concepts of métissage and hybridity. The success and limits of fusing African and European perspectives are tested by interlacing performances from ‘Bintou Were, a Sahel Opera’, past and present archival footages of migrations, classic European arias and interviews with European and African intellectuals, artists and social activists.


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Problematising reality –

Encounters between art, cinema and philosophy

Programme 4

. ‘Chekhovian Motifs’ (2012) by Kira Muratova

. Discussion: Emily Wardill, Michael Marder


17.12.2018 | 18h30

Goethe-Institut, Auditorium



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Gerry Bibby

PUBLIC

15.12.2018 - 03.03.2019


15.12 | 16h00  Opening

          | 17h16  Civil Twilight



In cooperation with Lumiar Cité:


Tiffany Chung

Thú Thiêm: an archaeological project for future remembrance

13.11.2018 - 05.05.2019


Johann Jacobs Museum, Zurich




Lumiar Cité / Maumaus is funded by Ministério da Cultura/Direção-Geral das Artes. With the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa.


 
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