(out of series) Appunti per un’Orestiade africana (my tv)

As if enacting a lesson in colonial awkwardness from Fanon, Pasolini plans a black Orestes in Africa after asking as group of African students in Rome to critique his project. The planned film continues the work on incompossible chronoptopes Pasolini initiated in 1966 with Uccellacci e uccellini, Pasolini chooses a play that cannot be brought into the same time and space as Africa in the 1970s. The students tell him he would have to set his film in the 1950s or 60s and he seems to agree. One cam imagine that Pasolini had dared himself to make a film in a “dominant language” and could not inhabit that position.

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