The resistance of images : decolonising photography and cinema

Catarina Boieiro, Raquel Schefer

Guided tour to the exhibition with exhibition curators Catarina Boieiro and Raquel Schefer at 4pm, followed at 6.30pm by the screening of a version of 25 (1977), a feature-length film by José Celso Martinez Corrêa and Celso Luccas (Oficina-Samba), which has never been screened in Portugal before, at the Cinemateca Portuguesa. Produced by the Mozambique National Film Institute, the film by the Brazilian filmmakers articulates the documentation of the celebrations of the independence of Mozambique on June 25th, 1975, with the re-use and re-signification of colonial and anti-colonial photographic, cinematographic and textual archives. Similar to the photographic books exhibited in the exhibition, « 25 » exemplifies the search for a decolonised image in the field of cinema and the production of a historical counter-narrative centred on resistance to colonialism.


Curated by
– 27.11.2022
Generalized Visual Resistance – Photobooks and Liberation Movements: Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde
Daniel Barroca, Filipa César e Sónia Vaz Borges, Welket Bungué, Augusta Conchiglia, Moira Forjaz, Silvestre Pestana, Grupo Zero
Catarina Boieiro and Raquel Schefer
Torreão Nascente da Cordoaria Nacional