Film: Christian Lara’s “Héritage Perdue”

Repeating Islands

Cinema Libre Studio’s Ana Pineda has just announced that Guadeloupean filmmaker Christian Lara’s 2010 film Héritage Perdue [Lost Heritage] is about to be released on DVD (September 2011). Lost Heritage “continues the filmmaker’s exploration of identity, culture and race.” The DVD will also include an introduction by Ayuko Babu, director of the Pan African Film Festival, and the informative featurette “The Films of Christian Lara.”

Description: Lost Heritage tells the tale of Pierre Mombin (Luc Saint Eloy) who travels to a remote African kingdom to claim an inheritance. He discovers, through the prophecy of the former king’s preserved skull, that he is the last male descendant of the royal family. As he learns more about his lineage from the trickster witch doctor, it becomes clear there is a darker side to the prophecy that foretold his return. Meanwhile, in an attempt to secure peace between the northern and southern…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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