CineLab • Public screening

NA China

Marie Voignier, 2020

The working group Thinking Documentary Film (CineLab) cordially invites you to the public screening of Marie Voignier’s film NA China (2020), followed by a debate between the filmmaker and Stefanie Baumann (IFILNOVA), about globalization and capitalism, alternative circuits, eurocentrism and its problematization through artistic means, film form and meaning, etc.

The event will take place on April 20, at 19:30, at NOVA FCSH (Avenida de Berna, 26C) – Auditório A2 (Torre A).

The event will be free and open to all!

About the film

NA China is a field study in one of the globalised trade centres where Africa and China come face to face. ln her films and videos Marie Vaignier focuses on complex stories where several truths are blended together. Made in Guangzhou (China), the film follows African women who dream of inventing new business models by building a bridge between the two continents. Voigniers’ method includes the use of male and female actors in a form that has all the earmarks of a documentary. NA China is also a visual essay that sets afloat all definitive concepts of value, whether economic, legal, aesthetic or ethical.

About Marie Voignier

Marie Voignier is an artist and filmmaker. She studied at the University of Technology in Compiègne (UTC), then in Berlin (TUB), where she began to take photographs. To pursue this practice, she studied arts at the School of Fine Art in Lyon. Her work then focussed on making films that are now shown in international film festivals (e.g. Berlinale, FID, Viennale) and in exhibitions in France and elsewhere (Venice Biennale, Berlin Biennial, Singapore Biennial, Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, LAXART and Guangdong Times Museum in 2019). She is professor of contemporary art and video at ENSBA Lyon, where she coordinates the image-movement department.