Seven years after Algerian independence, Klein documented this historic summer festival that brought international attention to African culture and served as an exuberant post-colonial call for the liberation of the continent. Shot by Pierre Lhomme and featuring performances by Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba, it foregrounds Klein’s dynamic collage of graphic art with archival footage of anti-imperialist movements.
In English and French with English subtitles
Slow Motion (1984, France, 20m, 35mm, silent)
Borrowing a camera from NASA, Klein films athletes in rapturous slow motion.
Contacts (1983, France, 15m, 35mm)
Poring over his contact sheets, or, as he calls them “the diary of a photographer,” Klein provides an insightful and honest inside look at his own artistic process.