Paige Smith on Zanj Hegal la

SCA alumni Paige Smith​ (BFA film) has done a smart film review in SAD Mag​ about the SCA's Simone Rapisarda Casanova third feature film, Zanj Hegal la, which is having it's Canadian premiere at The Cinematheque​ on January 24 & 25, 2019, along with his films El árbol de las fresas and La creazione di significato. Here's her opening paragraph:

Simone Rapisarda Casanova’s third feature film, Zanj Hegal la, (Haitian for Hegel’s Angel), mirrors his previous works’ hybrid nature of documentary and narrative as it explores the mundane yet mystical world of a young boy named Widley. Coated with imagery of the local Haitian practices of Vodou and Kanaval, this reflexive narrative was created through direct collaboration between Casanova and his film students from the Ciné Institute of Jacme. The film simultaneously questions the ethics of its ethnographic filmmaking, while also exploring the aftermath of colonialism in Haiti.

Read the rest of Smith's review HERE and get full info about the screenings and links to purchase tickets HERE.

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