viernes, 11 de febrero de 2011

Trinh T. Minh-Ha






















The Fourth Dimension (2001)

Runtime: 87
Language: English
Country: Vietnam
Color: Color
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0314084/

Director: T. Minh-ha Trinh

Description:

Acclaimed filmmaker Trinh T. Minh-ha ventures into the digital realm with her stunning new feature, THE FOURTH DIMENSION, an incisive and insightful examination of Japan through its art, culture, and social rituals. As is the case with Trinh's previous films, her new video is a multi-layered work addressing issues around its central theme: the experience of time, the impossibility of truly "seeing," and the impact of video on image-making.

THE FOURTH DIMENSION is an elegant meditation on time, travel, and ceremony in the form of a journey. In her first foray into digital video, Minh-ha deconstructs the role of ritual in mediating between the past and the present. She explains, "Shown in their widespread functions and manifestations, including more evident loci such as festivals, religious rite and theatrical performance, 'rituals' involve not only the regularity in the structure of everyday life, but also the dynamic agents in the world of meaning." With its lush imagery, Minh-ha's Japan is viewed through mobile frames, with doors and windows sliding shut, revealing new vistas as it blocks out the old light.

“Trinh T. Minh-ha’s newest essayistic work and her first videotape, cuts an intricate key for unlocking this elusive culture. Her tack finds great visual pleasure in the everyday, composing and decomposing the social landscape, while constructing a poetic grid of temporalities, symbolic meaning, and ritual. In THE FOURTH DIMENSION, Trinh’s lyrical narration guides us through ‘Japan’s likeness,’ the perfected framing of the sacramental familiar.” - Steve Seid

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Shoot for the Contents (1992)

Runtime: 102
Language: English
Country: USA
Color: Color
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102912/

Director: T. Minh-ha Trinh

Description:

Reflecting on Mao’s famous saying, “Let a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend,” Trinh T. Minh-ha’s film—whose title refers in part to a Chinese guessing game—is a unique excursion into the maze of allegorical naming and storytelling in China. The film ponders questions of power and change, politics and culture, as refracted by Tiananmen Square events. It offers at the same time an inquiry into the creative process of filmmaking, intricately layering Chinese popular songs and classical music, the sayings of Mao and Confucius, women’s voices and the words of artists, philosophers and other cultural workers. Video images emulate the gestures of calligraphy and contrast with film footage of rural China and stylized interviews. Like traditional Chinese opera, Trinh’s film unfolds through “bold omissions and minute depictions” to render “the real in the illusory and the illusory in the real.” Exploring color, rhythm and the changing relationship between ear and eye, this meditative documentary realizes on screen the shifts of interpretation in contemporary Chinese culture and politics.

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http://www.fileserve.com/file/vdvPBff

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Reassemblage (1983)

Runtime: 40
Language: English (English and portuguese (br) fansubs)
Country: USA
Color: Color
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084577/

Director: T. Minh-ha Trinh

Description:

Filmmaker, writer, poet, literary theorist, educator, musical composer, and (un/non)ethnographer, Trinh T. Minh-ha builds much of her work around the theme of the "other" (the persona one considers him/herself to be in relation to), challenging cultural theorists' traditional notions of the subject or/subjected duality. She performed three year's worth of ethnographic field research in West Africa the Research Expedition Program of the University of California, Berkeley. This fieldwork led in part to her first film, Reassemblage, which was filmed in Senegal and released in 1982.

Trinh's views on traditional ethnographic documentaries are hinted at in one of her voice-overs that occurs early in the film. She states: "I do not intend to speak about/Just speak near by." The film is a montage of fleeting images from Senegal and includes almost no narration, save for the occasional statements by Trinh, none of which attempt to assign meaning to the seconds-long scenes. Where one expects an omniscient, scientific voice to override the moving pictures in order to overlay a mapping schema of "meaning," there is sometimes music, sometimes no sound, sometimes Trinh assigning a reality or sign to the culture it hopes to "know" by viewing a movie, she refuses to make the film be "about" something, refuses to speak about the images, and denies the hopeful observer the opportunity to record, categorize, and save an("other") culture. The viewer is left with a sense of disorientation, in that no meaning was assigned to any of the images in the film, and yet the viewer's mind was constantly expecting such designations.

LINKS DE DESCARGA - DOWNLOAD LINKS:
http://rapidshare.com/files/122575219/Trinh_T._Minh-ha_-_1983_-_Reassemblage.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/122581814/Trinh_T._Minh-ha_-_1983_-_Reassemblage.part2.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/122587622/Trinh_T._Minh-ha_-_1983_-_Reassemblage.part3.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/122593491/Trinh_T._Minh-ha_-_1983_-_Reassemblage.part4.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/122600660/Trinh_T._Minh-ha_-_1983_-_Reassemblage.part5.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/122602412/Trinh_T._Minh-ha_-_1983_-_Reassemblage.part6.rar

3 comentarios:

  1. could you reupload The Fourth Dimension (2001) and Shoot for the Contents (1992)?
    please

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