Past Event

Non-Aligned & Ciné-Guerrillas: Scenes from the Labudović Reels Day2

March 7, 2023
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Buell Hall, 515 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 East Gallery

Ciné-Guerrillas, 2022, 94 min, Serbian/French/Arabic/English, English Subtitles


Over two days, the Institute for Ideas and Imagination together with the Maison Française proudly presents a preview screening of filmmaker Mila Turajlić’s new documentary diptych of two feature-length films that take us on an archival road trip through the birth of the Third World Project, based on unseen 35mm materials filmed by Stevan Labudović, the cameraman of Yugoslav President Tito.

On March 7 at 6:00 pm, there will be a preview screening of the second half of the diptych: Ciné-Guerrillas. The film plunges us into the media battle that played out during the Algerian war for independence, where cinema was mobilized as a weapon of political struggle against colonialism.

A conversation between Mila Turajlić and Elaine Mokhtefi will follow the screening.

Mila Turajlić is a documentary filmmaker and archive scholar. Born in Belgrade, she directed and produced the award-winning films The Other Side of Everything and Cinema Komunisto. In 2020-21 she was a Fellow at the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination in Paris.

Elaine Mokhtefi was born in New York and moved to Paris in her twenties. She participated in the struggle for Algerian independence. She lived in Algiers from 1962 to 1974, a period she describes in her 2018 memoir, Algiers: Third World Capital: Freedom Fighters, Revolutionaries, Black Panthers.

Click here for Day 1 information and registration.

This event is free and open to all. 

This event is sponsored by the Maison Française,The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, and the Institute for Ideas and Imagination.

Contact Information

Maison Francaise