Film

The Terror and the Time + In the Sky's Wild Noise

 
 
Sun, Mar 17, 2019
  • 1:30PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 104min
FORMAT: 16mm
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Appearance by editor Lewanne Jones

 
The Terror and the Time

Dir. The Victor Jara Collective
1978, 75min

 

In 1953, what was then known as British Guiana elected its first “internal self government” under colonial rule. Nervous about the government’s progressive programs and supposed Soviet influence, the British suspended the constitution, jailed the democratically elected leaders, and staged a military invasion. Made in 1978, The Terror and the Time is an incendiary piece of agitprop documentary filmmaking that revisits the events of that seminal year in Guyanese history. Set to a series of poems by the great poet Martin Carter and against the backdrop of the cold war and events of 1953 in such places as Iran, Guatemala, Kenya, and the US, this film—the first of only two works by the Victor Jara Collective—was banned by Guyana’s government, and has rarely screened since it was made.

 
In the Sky's Wild Noise

Dir. The Victor Jara Collective
1983, 29min

 

In the Sky’s Wild Noise is based around an interview with Walter Rodney, the renowned Guyanese historian, author and political activist, who was assassinated in 1980. The interview—which was filmed in 1976, when the Victor Jara Collective were shooting their first documentary, The Terror and The Time—is intercut with archival footage, and explores the political, social, and economic conditions of the working class in Guyana in the 1970s.

 
 
 
 
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