Anna O and the Case of Displaced Memory

Anna O and the Case of Displaced Memory examines the dynamics of the black experience and the postcolonial politics of memory in Canada, employing found footage as a way to recover the neglected story of the black slave Marie-Josèphe Angélique who was tortured, hanged and burned down to ashes in Montreal in 1734. A barbaric act erased from national dominant narratives.

By using the case of the hanging of the black slave Marie-Angélique as an investigation about displaced collective memory and racialized political history, this video piece presents the experience of the body as fields of possibility enhancing our monolithic understanding of a racialized self.



Anna O and the Case of Displaced Memory
Single Channel Video
Color, Stereo
16mm to 4k
14 mins.

A video by Victor Arroyo

16mm found footage re-photographed to 4k.
With texts by Stuart Hall, Sigmund Freud, Afua Cooper and Slavoj Žižek.

Re-photography by Bogdan Stoica.
Post-production supervising by Oswaldo Toledano.
Music and sound design by Christian Olsen.

Produced with assistance by Main Film.
Centre d’artistes voué au cinéma indépendant.


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Exhibitions | Screenings

Festival Internacional de la Imagen 2018

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