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Still from Mila Turajlić’s Ciné-Guerrillas (2022) courtesy Icarus Films

Ciné-Guerrillas: Scenes from the Labudović Reels

Art Films and Special Screenings

  • Saturday, January 20, 2024
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium
  • Films
  • In-person
  • Registration Required

Join filmmaker Mila Turajlić in person for a post-screening discussion.

Known as the finest cameraman in Yugoslavia, Stevan Labudović was handpicked in 1960 by Yugoslav President Josep Broz Tito to support the Algerian anti-colonial effort, in part because he saw parallels between the Algerian resistance and the Yugoslav partisans’ fight against Nazi occupiers in WWII. Labudović’s mission: to make films countering French propaganda.

In this film, Serbian “artivist” and filmmaker Mila Turajlić follows Labudović’s work in Algeria through intimate interviews with him and Algerian revolutionary contemporaries, as well as through his original newsreel footage, which she matches with excerpts from his diary. Ciné-Guerrillas is a testament to international solidarity, to the power of images in the fight for decolonization, and to the possibilities of history retold through the cinematic image. (Mila Turajlić, 2022, English, French, and Arabic with English language subtitles, DCP, 94 minutes)