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Colours of AIDS. Carte blanche to Julien Ribeiro

Mudam Auditorium

Screenings preceded by an introduction by Julien Ribeiro.
In French.

Blue (1993)
By Derek Jarman
With the voice of Tilda Swinton
EN | 79 min
Blue is the twelfth and final feature film by director Derek Jarman, released four months before his death from AIDS-related complications. Such complications had already rendered him partially blind at the time of the film’s release, so that he was able to see only in shades of blue. The film was his last testament as a filmmaker, and consists of a single shot of saturated blue filling the screen, as background to a soundtrack narration in which Jarman and some of his long-time collaborators describe his life and vision.

Red Red Red (2011)
By David Oscar Harvey
EN | 25 min
Red Red Red is a personal and political film about a law in Iowa that severely limits the social liberties of people with HIV. Eclectic in its rhetorical presentation, the film considers broader questions such as the contemporary state of queer politics and aspects of HIV-positive people’s identity.

The anthropologist Julien Ribeiro, is curator and founder of “Lavoir Public”, a creative space dedicated to changing writings in Lyon, which he directed until 2016. He works on the impacts of politics on our lives and our creative processes, with the place of minorities playing a central role in his research. A founding member of the WAW collective (LGBTQI archive and contemporary art), he is part of the monitoring committee of the exhibition Histoire et Mémoires des Luttes contre le VIH/sida at the Mucem in Marseille.