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We Remember Differently
Jyoti Mistry

A mother and daughter come to terms with their memories in present day Johannesburg. We remember differently is a story about the experiences we choose to share and those we prefer to keep hidden, about the questions we ask and those we keep to ourselves. Intertwining 8mm historic footage of her own family archive with present day video, the filmmaker fictionalizes her history and contextualizes her family’s recorded past with the memories of her two protagonists.

Focusing on memories and interactions in the realm of the private, we remember differently presents a unique voice within the South African discourse on race and memory and offers a comment on the unconscious of an emerging nation.

Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format 8mm & MiniDV
Duration 00:25:00
Language English
Color Color
Sound Stereo
Year 2005
In text Jyoti Mistry
Latest screening Jan 26, 2023
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About the artist

Jyoti Mistry

Born in Durban, South Africa in 1970, Mistry works with film as an interplay between cinematic traditions and installation art. Her films have screened at festivals including Toronto, Winterthur, Rotterdam and Durban and in exhibitions at Kunsthaus Zürich, Museum der Moderne Salzburg and Kunsthalle Wien. She has been artist in residence at the Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam and the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and was a member of the International Short Film Jury at the 68th Berlinale. She is currently professor for film at the University of Gothenburg.