Screening is over.
Heaven’s Crossroad, Kimi Takesue, 2002
Video, colour, sound, 35 min
What does it mean to “look” cross-culturally? This film follows up on this question by creating a visual journey through Vietnam. Instead of following the established patterns of the classic documentary, Takesue creates an experimental experience that challenges the audience and invites us to reflect on what it means to “truly see another culture”. Within this beautiful visual travelogue, questions of desire, projection, and communication begin to appear, that are embedded in this idea of the cross-cultural encounter.
This film is part of the Film Programme: Speaking / Thinking Nearby, co-curated by Dr Marc Glöde, Assistant Professor, NTU ADM, and Dr Ella Raidel, Assistant Professor, NTU ADM and WKWSCI, and accompanies the exhibition, Trinh T. Minh-ha. Films.
Film introduction by Dr Marc Glöde
Interview with filmmaker Kimi Takesue by Dr Ella Raidel. Courtesy Dr Ella Raidel.
Kimi Takesue (United States) is an award-winning filmmaker and recipient of the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Fellowships in Film. www.kimitakesue.com
Image: Heaven’s Crossroad, Kimi Takesue, 2002, film still. © Kimi Takesue.