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Under the Sky of Fetishes

Dutch premiere
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Director Caroline Déodat
France and Mauritius 2023
17 minutes
*Under the Sky of Fetishes* responds to the complexity of colonial archives.

Synopsis

Under the Sky of Fetishes responds to the complexity of colonial archives. It reinvents the specters of a haunting gaze to tell the story of Mauritian sega – a cultural practice born during colonization and slavery, now mainly seen in tourism. How do we project, literally bring out of ourselves, the narrative of the oppressor? Mixing fiction and ethnography, the film sanctifies the power of the projection as a mental as well as intimate enigma to release ghostly and alienated bodies, including our own.

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Under the Sky of Fetishes responds to the complexity of colonial archives. It reinvents the specters of a haunting gaze to tell the story of Mauritian sega – a cultural practice born during colonization and slavery, now mainly seen in tourism. How do we project, literally bring out of ourselves, the narrative of the oppressor? Mixing fiction and ethnography, the film sanctifies the power of the projection as a mental as well as intimate enigma to release ghostly and alienated bodies, including our own.

Full credits

Section
Breaking the Chains
Director
Caroline Déodat
Production countries
France and Mauritius
Production year
2023
Duration
17 minutes
Producer
Caroline Déodat

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