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Where Do We Migrate To? Program 2: Sahara Chronicle

Where Do We Migrate To? Film Series
Program 2: Sahara Chronicle

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2011
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: UMBC, Lecture Hall 3
Cost: Free

Sahara Chronicle

Sahara Chronicle
Ursula Biemann
2007, DVD, 78 minutes, Switzerland

Ursula Biemann’s work consists of a number of short videos, which carefully detail the sub-Saharan exodus towards Europe. The visual material collected during various visits to central sites of the migration network in Morocco, Niger, and Mauritania, this piece documents and reflects the complexity and diversity of systems of migration. Bypassing the authoritarian voiceover as a manipulative device often used in documentary filmmaking, Biemann’s work opens up the ways in which the viewer might engage with the rich visual material and the textual information mapped onto the images.

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