21/04 – 12/05/2021
The digital festival will be available on CPH:DOX’ digital platform from April 21 to May 5. From May 6 to May 12, a selection of films will be screened in movie theaters in Copenhagen.
An elliptical and enigmatic film about the tragic black protagonist of the May 1968 uprising, who became a revolutionary icon in Senegal.
Paris, May 1968. Here, the post-colonial revolution for a moment found its natural leader in Omar Blondin Diop. A revolutionary, Foucault-reading literate with Senegalese roots, who was in Paris at the right time and landed an iconic role in Godard’s film ‘La Chinoise (which is also the subject of the film ‘The Inheritance’ at this year’s CPH:DOX). A young man in the midst of a historic moment of hope and upheaval, whose short life the artist Vincent Meessen unfolds in his elliptical new film. Instead of separating the tragedy of Diop (and Senegal), Meessen brings together the inner contradictions in a thought-provoking synthesis of past and present.