Giverny I (NÉGRESSE IMPÉRIALE)

Ja’Tovia Gary

IFFR 2019

Rabbit Hole

  • 6'
  • USA
  • 2017
Ja’Tovia Gary interrupts sumptuous footage of Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny with images of black men killed by the state, including Philando Castile’s live-stream murder by police. The tension between these clips and the serenity of Monet’s garden compels the viewer to consider imperialist violence and the white, masculine gaze of Western art history still looming large today.
Director
Ja’Tovia Gary
Country of production
USA
Production Year
2017
Festival Edition
IFFR 2019
Length
6'
Medium
Other
Language
English
Producer
Ja’Tovia Gary
Sales
Ja’Tovia Gary
Screenplay
Ja’Tovia Gary
Cinematography
Ja’Tovia Gary, Molly DiGrazia
Editor
Ja’Tovia Gary
Production Design
Ja’Tovia Gary, Claude Monet
Sound Design
Ja’Tovia Gary
Music
Nelson Bandela
Cast
Diamond Reynolds, Ja’Tovia Gary, Fred Hampton, Claude Monet