The Fire Next Time
Afterlives of the militant image
3-4 April 2014. KASKcinema, KIOSK & Minard, Gent, Belgium
“The impossible is the least that one can demand.”
- James Baldwin
There was a time when cinema was believed to make a difference, to be able to act as a weapon in struggle, to operate as a realm of discord. The so-called ‘militant cinema’ was not only considered as a tool to bear witness but also to intervene
Time and time again we are asked the same questions: what is this thing called “Courtisane”? What exactly is it that you are proposing? And every time our response falls short. Because the honest answer is that we don’t know very well either, and that, perhaps, we don’t really want to know.
Time and time again we are told that we need to define ourselves. Communication specialists have been saying for years that