Cinema 53: Quartier Lointains with Claire Diao and Josza Anjembe
What image do we have of ourselves when we receive only a partial transmission of our family history? When we come back to the site of our childhood, after being gone for a long time? The filmmakers of Quartiers Lointains 5th Season seize these questions in intimate and profound ways. Screening followed by conversation with series co-curators Jennifer Wild (University of Chicago, Cinema & Media Studies, Romance Languages & Literatures), Jacqueline Stewart (University of Chicago Cinema & Media Studies), Quartiers Lointains curator Claire Diao, and filmmaker Josza Anjembe.
After a training in Journalism and Political Sciences, Josza Anjembe worked for several televisions shows. She was passionate about images and storytelling and secretly dreamed about voicing her own point of view. In 2008, she decided to go for it and started directing her first documentary, Massage à la Camerounaise, which was screened at several festivals and on French television. Le bleu blanc rouge de mes cheveux is her first fiction film, and was selected in best short film category at the César Awards, 2018, France.