I Am Not A War Photographer—Lynne Sachs

Supported in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council

Oct. 10 + 11 - 7:30 pm
$6 Suggested Donation
New American Art Union
922 SE Ankeny St

About This Screening

Cinema Project is delighted to have Lynne Sachs in Portland for our Women's Perspective in Film series. She has been making films for over twenty years, exploring the intricate relationship between personal memories and broader, historical experiences. Lynne Sachs' two night presentation I am Not A War Photographer explores her decade long artistic immersion in the cultural effects of war. As a filmmaker Sachs has begun her investigations in places torn by conflict and war, past and present. She uses her own subjective narrative, whether through diary excerpts, letters to a friend, or essayist voiceover and combines abstract and reality based imagery to push the boundaries of how we view these stories/histories. On the first evening Sachs will present Vietnam and war as history, screening her film Which Way Is East along with excerpts of another film Investigation of a Flame. On the second evening we will move to the contemporary experience focused on the Balkan’s and Middle East with her film States of UnBelonging and her web-based collaboration www.house-of-drafts.org.

Program Details

October 10
  • Which Way is East: Notebooks from Vietnam
    1994, 16mm, color, sound, 33 min.
  • Investigation of a Flame (excerpts)
    2001, 16mm, color, sound, 45 min.
October 11
  • States of UnBelonging
    2005, DV, color, sound, 63 min.
  • www.house-of-drafts.org
    by with Jeanne Finley
    2001, website project

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