Research/Souvenir: Dialogues

*Visions du Réel 2018 Media Library (does not impact premiere)* 'Research / Souvenir (Dialogues)', utilizes found Super 8mm footage from Rhodesia (currently Zimbabwe) and audio from ethnographic research material gathered among Zimbabwean women in Cape Town and throughout Zimbabwe. Divided into two parts the film exposes viewers to some of the personal thoughts and challenges faced by researcher/filmmaker Horn in Part 1, Research. Part 2, Souvenir (Dialogues), offers the Zimbabwean women involved in the research an opportunity to question Horn about his choice of souvenirs from the field; providing the political and economic backdrop to the ongoing exodus of Zimbabweans and leading up to the removal of long standing President Robert Mugabe. Functioning as an additional layer of examination, the found home movies follow an unknown South African woman as she travels from Cape Town to Zimbabwe, a route mimicked by Horn. This form of visual representation seeks to call attention to the ongoing ethical issues and privileges researchers / filmmakers encounter within the context of the post-colonial landscape of Southern Africa.

Running Time
19 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Documentary, Short
Roger Horn
South Africa, Zimbabwe
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Research/Souvenir: Dialogues» (18)

Gloria Kim avatar
Gloria Kim

I was on the edge of my seat the entire time!!! Loved this film!

Vincent D. avatar
Vincent D.

Good story and lots to look at

Nicole avatar

I would highly recommend that anyone who is deciding whether or not to go and see it does; you will most likely love it.

Kevin avatar

Excellent, loved it!!!

Walter O. avatar
Walter O.

Really great movie!

Nicholas G. avatar
Nicholas G.

It's a great movie and it's worth seeing. Roger Horn done well in making this movie

Laura avatar

Great short film. No complaints...

Amy Day avatar
Amy Day

I saw this at the movies and liked it. I like Documentary movies and this is a good one.

Emily Davis avatar
Emily Davis

I hope that this film stands the test of time because it is "classic" material.

Madison R. avatar
Madison R.

What a fantastic time!