Intro

Ciné-Guerrillas: Scenes from the Labudovic Reels

Directed by: Mila Turajlić
Runtime: 1h 34min Certificate: 12

Details

Directed by: Mila Turajlić
Runtime: 1h 34min Certificate: 12
Topics: Sociopolitical

At an Algerian museum, Serbian filmmaker Mila Turajlić is struck by an exhibit featuring an old film camera.

It belonged to a Yugoslav cameraman, celebrated as a hero in Algeria. His name is Stevan Labudović, he is 87, and he lives in Belgrade. Turajlić, from the same city, had never heard of him.

Labudović had been handpicked by Yugoslav President Josep Broz Tito to support the Algerian anti-colonial effort by making films that countered French propaganda. He lived with the Algerian fighters, filming them as they traveled through the mountains. Through intimate interviews with Labudović and his Algerian revolutionary contemporaries, along with his rediscovered newsreels, Ciné-Guerrillas plunges us into the media battle that played out during the Algerian war for independence, where cinema was mobilized as a weapon of political struggle against colonialism.

The screening on Sat 25 May will be introduced by Mila Turajlić.

Also Playing: Non-Aligned: Scenes from the Labudović Reels

Scenes from the Labudović Reels is a documentary diptych of two feature-length films by Mila Turajlić that take us on an archival road trip through the birth of the Third World project, based on unseen 35mm materials filmed by Stevan Labudović, the cameraman of Yugoslav President Tito.

Screening times and booking

Sat 25th May 16:30
Intro
Fri 31st May 18:20
Sat 1st Jun 16:00
Tue 4th Jun 18:10

Prices

Q&A: £12.50 (£10 concessions)

Peak: £9 (£7 concessions)

Prices

Q&A: £12.50 (£10 concessions)

Peak: £9 (£7 concessions)