Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
COURT Métrage | 1973
Medea
Ben Caldwell
Pays concerné : États-Unis
Réalisateur(s) : Ben Caldwell
Durée : 7
Genre : expérimental
Type : essai

Français

Premier projet de Ben Caldwell à UCLA (Université de Los Angeles), Medea est un film de collage qui explore l’information arrivant jusqu’à un enfant avant qu’il ne naisse.
Accompagné du poème polémique d’Amiri Part of the Doctrine, le film explore les liens entre race, culture et spiritualité.

Réalisateur, Producteur, Scénariste, Cadreur et Monteur : Ben Caldwell

USA 1973 Digital video, transferred from 16mm, colour, 7 min

English

Made as Ben Caldwell’s first project at UCLA, Medea is a collage film that explores the information that permeates into a child before it is born.

Wildly inventive Ben Caldwell’s early films show his incredible formal invention and rich multi-disciplinary practice. Medea is an epic film that combines symbolic images of clouds and a pregnant woman with dense animation of images and photographs spanning the history of African people in just a few minutes. Accompanied by Amiri Baraka’s polemical poem Part of the Doctrine the film explores connections between race, culture and spirituality.

Director, Producer, Writer, Cinematographer and Editor : Ben Caldwell

USA, 1973, Digital video, transferred from 16mm, colour, 7 min

Available for research at UCLA