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Footage for unfinished film about Guinean women. Labels on the reels: women at work, women at school, women in politics, women mother, farming women. INCA, Sana na N’Hada and Flora Gomes, 1979.
Box with documents at Anita Fernandez's place. Photograph by Filipa César, 2015.
Voluntary work by Guinean students in Cuba. Sana na N’hada comments on these images – all four young filmmakers can be seen with a machete in their hands cutting couch grass, the aim of the voluntary work was to teach humbleness. Humility, fit on the ground, close to the soil, humble derives from humus. INCA, Dervis Spinoza, 1967.
Reels from the unfinished film Luta ca caba inda. Photograph by Filipa César, 2012.
XX Anniversary of the Liberation Party. Miriam Makeba emerges from the film ruin, the force of her embodied Pan Africanism fights the celluloid infection tainted by a neo-colonialist virus. INCA, Sana na N’Hada and Flora Gomes, 1976.
Chinese newsreel: China Today number 8110 – museum display of stones and minerals, title – valuable mineral resources. Found at the INCA archives, Bissau.
Inside a bank, bank notes, currency exchange process from Portuguese escudos to Guinean Pesos, images of a second emancipation – the financial independence from Portuguese control. INCA, Sana na N’Hada and Flora Gomes, 1976.
Excerpt of undated anti-Apartheid film, educational film genre, image of various weapons, animated illustrations demonstrating their mechanisms and usages, documentation of corresponding injuries on human bodies. Found at the INCA archives, Bissau.
Sana commenting on footage from the unfinished film Guinea-Bissau: 6 anos depois. Arsenal Cinema, Berlin. Image by Nuno da Luz, 2012.
For four weeks in November/December 2014, we toured through GuineaBissau with images and sound from the archive equipped with a simple cine-mobile unit and a seven-members entourage, Sana na N’Hada and I curated a programme for each stop. After the commented screenings, radio broadcaster Aissatu Seidi invited the public to intervene. Image by Jenny Lou Ziegel, 2014.
Refugee and human rights activist Napuli Paul Langa and Lennart Malmer at Visionary Archive Festival, Berlin. Image by Jenny Lou Ziegel, 2015.
Sana na N’Hada, Jean Pierre Bekolo and Nuno Faria at “4th Encounters Beyond History: An Archive in Relation”, Guimarães. Photograph by CIAJG, 2015.
Anita Fernandez reading a letter from Chris Marker, Arsenal Cinema, Berlin. Image by Filipa César, 2013.
Footage for unfinished film about Guinean women. Labels on the reels: women at work, women at school, women in politics, women mother, farming women. INCA, Sana na N’Hada and Flora Gomes, 1979.
Carbon copy of the lost script for the Guinean film about women. Anita Fernandez' private archives.
Postcard from Chris Marker, June 1980 after flooding in Fernandez’s place in 2015. Anita Fernandez' private archives.