Filipa César

Filipa César


  • Culture of memory, Decolonisation, Reappraisal of the colonial past

  • Berlin (Germany)

Filipa César is an artist and filmmaker interested in the fictional aspects of the documentary, the porous borders between cinema and its reception, and the politics and poetics inherent to the moving image and imaging technologies. Since 2011 she has been looking into the origins of cinema in Guinea-Bissau as part of the African Liberation Movement, its imaginary and cognitive potencies, developing that multifaceted research into the collective project Luta ca caba inda - The struggle is not over yet that she initiated with Sana na N’Hada and Flora Gome. The resulting body of work comprises 16 mm films, digital archives, videos, seminars, screenings, publications, ongoing collaborations with artists, theorists and activists.
She is a co-founder of elsehere e.V. in Berlin. César is a professor of Film and Video at the Merz Akademie. Her work has been shown internationally at Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Berlinale, IFFR, Rotterdam, DocLisboa, Cinéma du Réel, Istanbul Biennial, São Paulo Biennial, Manifesta, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Jeu de Paume, NBK, SAAVY Contemporary, Khiasma, Tensta konsthall, Mumok, Flaherty Seminar, MoMA and Harvard Film Archive.

Filipa César at the Latitude Festival:

Call for Action & Reflection on Decolonising

Contributions by Filipa César