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Hommage à Noir

Hommage à Noir

Hommage à Noir: a journey through the dark continent, an homage to its people and cultures, an intensive confrontation with a "third world", a filmed poem which shows the people of Africa in their full dignity and with their full pride, between traditional rituals and modern everyday life, between palaces and simple huts. This film has no words. They aren't necessary. The power of its images is language enough - underlined with the hypnotic pulse of music from the turn of the 21st century which binds the trance-inducing rhythms of native musicians, recorded on site, with Western electronics. There is also a quest here for the melting point of different cultures, the equal partnership of several worlds, the one, fourth world. This film has a vision: the vision of releasing oneself from inner barriers and confronting the third world as a partner, as a seeker. Not as a tourist and middle-class person who wants to satisfy his desire for comforts for only a little money.
Genre Art
Category Documentary
Year of Production 1996
Director Ralf Schmerberg
Screenplay Ralf Schmerberg
Cinematography Franz Lustig
Ralf Schmerberg, Franz Lustig
Ralf Hildenbeutel
Producers Ralf Schmerberg, Sigrid Maier-Schoenung, Joerg Bittl
Production Company Trigger Happy Productions/Berlin, in co-production with Markenfilm/Hamburg
Length 47 min
Format 35 mm, b&w
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Sound Technology Dolby SR, Optical
Festivals Chicago 1996, New York 1996, Message to Man International St. Petersburg 1997, Karlovy Vary 1997

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