from the Film Society of Lincoln Center website:
Banned in France for 12 years, Statues Also Die traces the devastating impact of French colonialism on African art. As Resnais’ co-director, Chris Marker, stated, “We want to see their suffering, serenity, humor, even though we don’t know anything about them.” Their film shows what happens when art loses its connection to a culture.
Statues Also Die will be screening along with 2 other films by co-director Alain Resnais (including All the Memory of the World / Toute la mémoire du monde filmed at the Bibiothèque Nationale de France) at the Walter Reade Theater, Thursday, March 2, at 1:00 and 8:45 PM. The films are part of the series : To Reality and Back: Classic and Contemporary French Documentaries.