Screening is over.
This film presents an almost journalistic report of the female textile workers and male military soldiers in the Macedonian village of Stip. Interwoven with military footage and shots of the village, the alternating scenes present the two groups in proximity, while being completely isolated. The film went through a thorough restoration process in 2016 and was shown at the 30th edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna, Italy.
Karpo Godina (Slovenia) is a prominent filmmaker and cinematographer. He is an essential figure and a pioneering member of the Yugoslav Black Wave film movement of the 1960s and 1970s. His film career launched int he 1960s when he independently produced 8mm experimental shorts and numerous socio-critical films. HIs film Artificial Paradise was screened at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival.
Introduction by Vladmir Seput
We have expanded the scope of our educational programming to include online film screenings in an effort to make our programmes more accessible and reach our audiences beyond the walls of our Centre, in light of the limitations on onsite screening at the Centre.
Selected films from our film programme Third Way / After Bandung, curated by Mark Nash and Vladimir Seput, and originally intended to be screened on-site in parallel with the exhibition Non-Aligned, are being made available to be streamed on our website for limited periods of time. Third Way signifies the third force that emerged during the Cold War, as a diversion from the United States and Soviet Union, and After Bandung refers to the period after the 1955 Asian-African Conference, also known as the Bandung Conference. This was the period of rising decolonisation after World War II, with nations declaring their own independence and defending their own positions from colonial powers.
To learn more about this programme’s original scope and sequence, please click here. CCA gratefully acknowledges the collaboration of the curators, filmmakers, and distributors in making this transition to an online film programme possible during the global COVID-19 crisis.
Image: Karpo Godina, About Art of Love or a Film with 14441 Frames (O ljubavnim veštinama ili film sa 14441 kvadratom), film still, 1972. Courtesy the artist.