Early Silent Colonial Films

Monday, October 19th, 7:30pm
Congo in Harlem 7
Presented by Friends of the Congo and True-Walker Productions

Early Silent Colonial Films


Early Silent Colonial Films
(Courtesy of CINEMATEK)
Ernest Genval, Belgium, 1926-1938, 65 min.

A collection of short silent films made by Belgian cinematographer Ernest Genval. These films, mostly commissioned by the Belgian Within the Work Fair (1926, 5min), and The Life of the Watermen (1938, 13min).

Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Jean-Michel Kibushi.

This presentation is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts’ Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.