An evening with Jean-Gabriel Périot

We Are Winning, Don’t Forget: Short Works by Jean-Gabriel Périot
Chicago Premiere
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 7:30pm
Hokin Hall @ Columbia College Chicago - 623 S. Wabash Ave.

Jean-Gabriel Périot, born in France in 1974, has over the past fifteen years perfected an innovative filmmaking approach by focusing on archival editing. Moving image and photographic archives make up the raw material of his shorts, which are edited to create an impressionistic story or narrative, typically aided by compelling soundtracks.  Periot’s work is distinguished for its intense, emotional approach to contemporary and historic political themes. Jean-Gabriel Périot will present his collection We Are Winning, Don't Forget throughout the spring at various acclaimed American institutions, including MoMA (NYC), The International House (Philadelphia), Echo Park Film Forum (LA), The Austin Film Society (Austin), The NorthWest Film Forum (Seattle), and Chicago Filmmakers.  The program includes:


9 films, 83 minutes
Jean-Gabriel Periot will be in person to host a post-screening discussion. 

Nijuman no borei (200000 Phantoms) 2007, 10 min
Hiroshima, 1914-2006.

The Devil  2012, 7 min
“You don’t know what we are.” A visual history of the American Civil Rights Movement.

Undo 2005, 10 min
Today’s been sad. Tomorrow won’t get any better. Let’s un-do it all over again.

We Are Winning, Don’t Forget 2004, 7 min
We are many, we are uniforms, we smile in the pictures, but we are NOT happy.

The Barbarians 2010, 5 min
If politics were to come back, it could only be from its savage and disreputable fringe.
Then, a muffled rumor shall arise whence that roar is heard: “We are scum! We are barbarian!”
(Alain Brossat)

Even If She Had Been A Criminal… 2006, 10 min
France, Summer 1944. The public punishment of women accused of having affairs with Germans during the war…

#67 2012, 2 min
A film about politics and tomatoes.

Before I Was Sad 2002, 4 min
“Before I was sad” is a very short animation movie about the utopia of integration. It’s the story of a gay man, sad of the gay way of life and trying to be “normal”. The movie shows ironically that integration could destroy all the differences.

Between Dogs And Wolves 2008, 28 min
A young man, looking for a job…