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Hot off of its world premiere at the New York International Film Festival, Prism is a chain letter of a film featuring three filmmakers making separate segments in dialogue with each other. The Belgian filmmaker An van. Dienderen of Belgium invited Unorthodocs veteran Rosine Mbakam from Cameroon and Eléonore Yameogo from Burkina Faso to work together on a film in which the differences in their skin color serves as a departure to explore their different experiences with the biased limitations of the film technologies, which favor Caucasian skin.

Such white-centricity means that photography assumes and privileges whiteness. How can the three filmmakers with different skin colors be together in one frame? How can they create a common film on this topic? The film problematizes the objectivity of the camera and its inequality of power to tackle other inequalities in society based on skin color. While the film deconstructs these issues, it also tries to reconstruct by creating a film in a collaborative manner, which overcomes these biases. (78 mins., digital video)

  • Year
  • Runtime
    78 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    Midwest Premiere
  • Director
    Eléonore Yameogo, An van. Dienderen, and Rosine Mbakam