T2, Theater 2
*The Embassy.* 2011. Portugal. Directed by Filipa César. Courtesy the filmmaker

The Portuguese-born, Berlin-based artist and filmmaker Filipa César presents an evening of short films in advance of a weeklong MoMA run of her first feature, Spell Reel. César's work exists at the intersection of fiction and documentary, exploring history, place, and identity through intertwined personal and national narratives. Characterized by rigorous structural and lyrical elements, her multiform meditations often focus on Portuguese colonialism and the liberation of Guinea-Bissau in the 1960s and 1970s. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Nuno Lisboa, 2017 Flaherty Seminar Programmer, and Sophie Cavoulacos, Assistant Curator, Department of Film. This event is presented in conjunction with the 2017 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar.