Dominique Cabrera

Dominique Cabrera – Demain et encore demain, journal 1995 (1997)

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Dominique Cabrera is a french film maker who was born in Algeria. After Algeria gained independence from France, the European-descended people had to leave the country. It was 1962 when Dominique was 4 or 5 years old.

Tonight, at Harvard Visual and Environmental Studies Center’s artist talk series, she started by telling this early childhood experience and how it had shaped her experience of feeling exiled all life and the feeling of a lost country. She showed clips of her movies for the audiences to get a feel. Read More »

Dominique Cabrera & Edmée Doroszlai – Chronique d’une banlieue ordinaire [+Extra] (1992)

At the end of the 80’s, four blocs of low cost housing in a Parisian suburb, Val-Fourre are being destroyed. Some people who lived here remember about their lives in these buildings. Read More »

Dominique Cabrera – Une poste à la Courneuve [+Extra] (1994)

The four thousand inhabitants of Courneuve go to the post office once in a while to collect their benefit or pay their bills. The young postal workers belong to the small group of people in the region with a paid job. Every day they are confronted with the poverty of the people at the other side of the counter. Dominique Cabrera alternately put his camera on either side of the counter and registered the behaviour and faces of the people who are involved in small financial transactions. Against the background of the post office buzz, he listened to the conversations that are part of the exchange of money. Une poste à la courneuve draws a colourful image of the effect an economic crisis can have on the lives of ordinary people. Read More »