Mon

29/06

Cinema Lumiere - Sala Officinema/Mastroianni > 10:45

The War Period of Albert Samama Chikly, 1911-1918

Introduce

Aboubakar Sanogo

Accompanied by John Sweeney (piano) e Frank Bockius (drum)

With these centennial commemorations of WWI, it is sometimes forgotten that Africans played a major role in the Allied victories across Europe and Africa itself and that the war was considered at the time by many analysts as a colonial war. Yet, as colonized subjects, Africans were deployed in the thousands, taking decisive part or making victory possible in numerous battles including Marne, Ypres, Douaumont, Assevillers, Aisne, Picardie, the Somme and Verdun, fighting their way to Slovenia and Macedonia and being feted in Belgrade.
Albert Samama Chikly filmed WWI as part of the French Army Film and Photo Units (SPA and SCA) with access to the first lines of combat. Cited for displaying incredible bravery on the battlefield, in particular under enemy fire and bombs, he filmed combat, training exercises, troop arrivals, visits to the front by dignitaries (heads of state, kings, generals), and indeed African soldiers, becoming in the process one of the directors (Alfred Machin and Henri Desfontaines being others) of the film history through whom the cinematic memory of this war is accessible. Chikly’s war period also includes his work in Libya in 1911, during the Italo-Turkish War, which he chose to film through the angle of Libyan resistance.

Aboubakar Sanogo

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Monday 29/06/2015
10:45

Subtitle

Original version with simultaneous translation through headphones

L’OFFENSIVE DE VERDUN DU 20 AOÛT 1917

Year: 1917
Country: Francia
Lenght: 17'
Sound
Mute
Edition
2015

LES MAROCAINS DEVANT VERDUN, MARS 1918

Year: 1918
Country: Francia
Lenght: 7'
Edition
2015

AUTOUR DE LA COTE 304 / POSTE DE COMMANDEMENT DU GÉNÉRAL BOULOT. RASSEMBLEMENT DES PRISONNIERS ALLEMANDS AU BOIS DE BÉTHELAINVILLE

Year: 1917
Country: Francia
Lenght: 4'
Sound
Mute
Edition
2015

TERRE SACRÉE (COMPILATION D’IMAGES DE LA GUERRE)

Year: 1917-1918
Country: Francia
Lenght: 11'
Sound
Mute
Edition
2015

HAUDROMONT. L’AVANCÉE AMÉRICAINE EN ARGONNE. LE RETOUR À REIMS, PRINTEMPS 1919

Year: 1917-1919
Country: Francia
Lenght: 13'
Sound
Mute
Edition
2015