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Twenty-Two Hours

Bouchra Khalili’s meditation on revolutionary histories considers the poet Jean Genet’s secret 1970 visit to the United States at the invitation of the Black Panther Party.

Dir-Scr Bouchra Khalili
Prod Alexandre Kauffmann, Bouchra Khalili
With Quiana Pontes, Vanessa Silva, Douglas Miranda
Germany-USA-Norway-Austria
2018
43min
Prod Co Bouchra Khalili

Two young African-American women investigate the French poet’s response, as sympathiser and ally, to the Panthers’ call for solidarity. A seamless mix of iPhone images, recorded video and live conversation, the film poses two fundamental questions: what does it mean to bear witness, and how might we transmit the historical voice of resistance and collective liberation into the present?

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Total running time 84min

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