May 2015

CMP studentĀ Joana Pimenta wins the Tom Berman Most Promising Filmmaker award at the Ann Arbor Film Festival for her recent film, “The Figures Carved into the Knife by the Sap of the Banana Trees” (As Figuras Gravadas na Faca com a Seiva das Bananeiras).

“The Figures Carved Into the Knife by the Sap of the Banana Trees”
Joana Pimenta
2014, DCP, 16 minutes
The rapid turning of a light draws a circle. In the space bound by its line unravels an archive of postcards sent between the island of Madeira and the former Portuguese colony of Mozambique. The figures carved into the Knife by the Sap of the Banana Trees circulates between a fictional colonial memory, and science-fiction.

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