Reading and Panel Call for Action & Reflection on Decolonising Archives

Call for Action & Reflection on Decolonising Archives © EL BOUM
In 2019 twenty filmmakers, activists and researchers from Africa and Europe gathered in Lisbon to discuss the past, present and future of archives in which film material from colonial and anti-colonial contexts is stored. This workshop run by the Goethe-Institut Portugal served as a starting point for a collective process to create a call for action and reflection on decolonising film archives that will be performed, commented on and discussed together by its collaborative authors.

“How do we treat our collective memory and what power is vested in archives through their handling of it? How can we make archive film footage accessible to everyone, and give it new life and meaning?”

In English.