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Non-Aligned & Ciné-Guerrillas: Scenes from the Labudović Reels (Day 1)

General Programming

dateMarch 6, 2023 timeMonday, 6:00pm EST location Buell Hall, East Gallery (Maison Française), Columbia University
  • The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities
  • Columbia Maison Française
  • Institute for Ideas and Imagination
email address [email protected]
  • Free and open to the public
  • Registration required. See details.
Film poster for Non-Aligned

Over two days, the Institute for Ideas and Imagination, together with the Maison Française, proudly presents a preview screening of filmmaker Mila Turajlić’s new documentary diptych of two feature-length films that take us on an archival road trip through the birth of the Third World Project, based on unseen 35mm materials filmed by Stevan Labudović, the cameraman of Yugoslav President Tito.

On March 6 at 6:00PM, there will be a preview screening of the first half of the diptych: Non-Aligned. The film re-traces the birth of the Non-Aligned movement, examining how cinema gave expression to a global dream of political emancipation.

Click here for Day 2 information and registration.


Non-Aligned: Scenes from the Labudović Reels - IDFA Trailer from Mila Turajlic on Vimeo.

About the project

The films are part of a long-term artistic research project titled Non-Aligned Newsreels. Developed via ongoing collaboration with Filmske Novosti - the Yugoslav Newsreels, it seeks to re-activate the collection of materials filmed by their cameraman across the non-aligned world, from cinematic collaborations with newly-independent countries in the 1950s to footage shot for liberation movements in the 1960s and 1970s. A multimedia project spanning films, video installations, live performance and a book, and an evolving web portal at