Clarice Gargard Remember what you forgot
Black Lives Matter turned the world upside down. But was it a tipping point for lasting change?
Ga Terug En Haal Het / Remember what you forgot, 2022, 53’, VO NL ST EN
The Black Lives Matter demonstrations of June 2020 were the largest anti-black racism protests and turned the world upside down. In ‘Remember what you forgot’, director Clarice Gargard wonders if this was a tipping point for change. To answer, she journeys through time and space, led by an omniscient guide. And retrieves memories from everyday resisters in the Netherlands, Suriname and Curaçao, in the hope that they can foreshadow the future.
This event is a co-creation with Recognition.
The screening is followed by an aftertalk in English with the filmmaker, moderated by Heleen Debeuckelaere.
Clarice Gargard is a Dutch journalist, writer and filmmaker of Liberian and American descent. She has worked for various newspapers and broadcasters such as VPRO, BNNVARA, Vrij Nederland and the Correspondent and was a columnist for the NRC. In 2019 Daddy and the Warlord, the documentary about her father and the Liberian civil war, won a Golden Calf. She wrote the book Daughter of Dragons about Liberia, her family history and migration. Clarice has also won several awards and has been nominated for her groundbreaking work combining journalism, art and social criticism, such as the Joke Smit Incentive Award, the Black Achievement Award and the Emma Goldman Snowball Award.
Heleen Debeuckelaere is a historian by training (Ghent University) and journalist covering domestic issues at De Standaard. She lives and works in Brussels, where she writes about social inequality and justice.
Recognition is a Brussels-based initiative with an aim of increasing the visibility of African and African diaspora art, literature and culture via community-based film screenings, workshops and expositions. It is an effort to identify, remember and acknowledge the work that has for so long been marginalized and left on the sidelines from mainstream media. Recognition was founded in 2016 by Lyse Ishimwe Nsengiyumva. Film screenings take place every month at various cinemas and cultural institutions in Brussels. The program focuses on films by and about people of African descent.