Peace-Fiction and Pre-Mediating Decolonization
Chihiro Geuzebroek is completing a residency with Initiative for Indigenous Futures from October 28th to November 28th 2019.
Chihiro’s creative work intersects decolonial environmentalism and politics. As a mixed Bolivian-Dutch with Quechua ancestry, she founded her own production company to direct her first feature documentary, Radical Friends, in Bolivia. She is now working on a screenplay about a political love story, set in a not-too-distant future, that imagines what an Indigenous presidency could bring in the biggest empire of today: the USA.
Geuzebroek is using the residency to develop a screenplay entitled ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY OF PEACE.
Imagine decolonial world peace. Then think of your current conflicted self sitting on suppressed intergenerational wounds in this land of peace. What to do with the tension that arises? In this talk on October 30th, we’ll dive into Peace as a container for drama and the challenges of pan-Indigenous storytelling that is implied in envisioning decolonizing societies. From re-searching and re-membering to imagining remedy and resurgence to collective erasure and loss, the talk will reflect on Chihiro‘s previous film work and the process of writing her new screenplay, ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY OF PEACE. After the presentation there is room for questions and discussion.