Peace-Fiction and Pre-Mediating Decolonization – 2019

Chihiro Geuzebroek

Peace-Fiction and Pre-Mediating Decolonization

Chihiro Geuzebroek
October 28 – November 28 2019
Hosted by: AbTeC/Milieux/Concordia University

Geuzebroek used the residency to develop a screenplay entitled ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY OF PEACE.

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.

Residency Highlights

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? 
Chihiro’s talk dove 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 reflected on Chihiro’s previous film work and the process of writing her new screenplay, ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY OF PEACE.