Sun

28/06

Cinema Lumiere - Sala Officinema/Mastroianni > 16:30

The Non-Fiction Films of Albert Samama Chikly

Introduce

the curators Aboubakar Sanogo, Cecilia Cenciarelli, Mariann Lewinsky and Ouissal Mejri

Piano accompaniment by

Gabriel Thibaudeau

 

Albert Samama Chikly worked primarily in the non-fictional mode of filmmaking. Within it, he performed the roles of experimenter, chronicler, witness, observer and indeed participant.
As experimenter, he sought to push the boundaries of the medium in multiple ways: by plunging 40 meters deep in the ocean in a wooden submarine to take underwater shots, by shooting the cities of Paris, Brussels and Tunis from hot-air balloons and by filming a lunar eclipse among other feats.
Chikly’s talent was promptly spotted by the two most important pre-WWI film studios, Pathé and Gaumont, which commissioned a lot of his work for their newsreels. His proximity with the Tunisian ruling family (The Beys) gave him unique access to major events around the palace (receptions, spectacles, diplomatic meetings, weddings, funerals…), which he photographed and filmed. He also documented the cities and regions of Tunisia, ways of life, arts and crafts, agriculture, Tuna fishing, the making of traditional costumes. Chikly’s non-fiction work also includes filming the aftermath of the infamous Messina earthquake of 1908, witnessing the indescribable consequences of the natural disaster.

Aboubakar Sanogo

Projection
Info

Sunday 28/06/2015
16:30

Subtitle

Original version with simultaneous translation through headphones

TUNNY FISHING IN TUNIS

Director: Albert Samama Chikly
Year: 1905
Country: Tunisia
Lenght: 4'
Sound
Mute
Edition
2015

TUNIS

Director: Albert Samama Chikly
Year: 1907
Country: Tunisia
Lenght: 3'
Sound
Mute
Edition
2015

TERREMOTO DI MESSINA

Year: 1908-1909
Country: Francia
Lenght: 4'
Edition
2015

CONCOURS DE MOTOCULTURE DE TUNIS

Director: Albert Samama Chikly
Year: 1914
Country: Tunisia
Lenght: 3'
Sound
Mute
Edition
2015

LES MEMBRES DE LA MISSION MUSULMANE EN FRANCE

Director:
Year: 1916
Country: Francia
Lenght: 15'
Film Version

French intertitles

Sound
Mute
Edition
2015

TUNIS. L’AVIATEUR DUVAL DONT L’APPAREIL AVAIT ÉTÉ SAISI À SON ARRIVÉE

Year: 1912
Country: Francia
Lenght: 1'
Sound
Mute
Edition
2015

TUNIS. LE BEY SE REND À LA MOSQUÉE

Year: 1912
Country: Francia
Lenght: 1'
Sound
Mute
Edition
2015

MILLERAND EN VOYAGE AU MAGHREB

Director:
Year: 1922
Country: Francia
Lenght: 11'
Film Version

French intertitles

Sound
Mute
Edition
2015

ALBERT SAMAMA CHIKLY

Director: Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud
Year: 1996
Country: Francia-Tunisia
Lenght: 29'
Film Version

French version

Sound
Sound
Edition
2015