Onsdagsfilmen: Sahara Chronicle
"Sahara Chronicle" - an anthology in 12 parts, encompasses an undefined number of short videos documenting the present sub-Saharan exodus towards Europe. Director: Ursula Biemann.
Still photo from the film.
Taking a close look at the modalities and logistics of the migration system in the Sahara, the project examines the politics of mobility, visibility and containment which lie at the heart of current global geopolitics.
The material is gathered during three fieldtrips to major gates and nodes of the trans-Saharan network in Morocco, Mauritania and Niger where migratory intesity is bundled. No voice-over narrative strings these stories together. Meaning has to be extracted from the interstices between the documents, from the stretch of the journey that is most invisible to the eye".
Sahara Chronicle involved field trips to the transit migration hubs in Agadez and Arlit in Niger, in the Libyan desert, on the Algero-Moroccan border; Mauritania and the Western Sahara as well as the harbor where clandestine boat passages leave from Senegal to the Canary Islands."
Sahara Chronicle is part of the collaborative art and research project The Maghreb Connection - Movements of Life across Northern Africa.
16:00: “To Whom it Might Concern, Sahara Chronicles, and the Emergence of New Publics,” a guest talk and introduction by Associate Professor Hanna Musiol, NTNU.
16:30: Screening of Sahara Chronicle (78 min)
Where: Auditorium 1, Georg Sverdrups hus.