Movements

Ubundu

Jelena Jureša
2020 • Belgium • 19’
World Premiere

Ubundu was filmed in the Antwerp Zoo and portrays the okapi, an animal exhibited for the first time in Antwerp in 1919. The work is inspired by the writings of W. G. Sebald, a German author who offered an alternative model of memory through intertextuality and a metonymical narrative technique. In his most notable novels, Austerlitz and The Rings of Saturn , he circumnavigates the sites of radicalised violence, tracing the line between the Holocaust and colonialism. He comments on the “ugliness of Belgium” as a result of spreading amnesia and the participation of all Belgians in Congolese riches.

5 NOV / 20:00 / 103’
Cinema Ideal
Screened with
Aphasia
Jelena Jureša

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