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Film still from Braguino


Running time: 49 minutes
French with English subtitles

Braguino, a documentary directed by French artist and filmmaker Clément Cogitore, follows the tale of two feuding families living deep in Siberia’s boreal forest. Their houses, unreachable by road, are separated by a river. Both families refuse to speak to each other. Self-sufficient, they live according to their own rules and principles. Unbeknownst to the adults, the children of the two families have been meeting at the river, building a new community. Amongst the threats and joys provided by the immensity of the forest, a cruel story unfolds, giving shape to the geography of an ancestral conflict.

Cogitore’s multifaceted practice encompasses feature-length films, video, installations, and photographs. Situating his work halfway between cinema and contemporary art, he explores the origins of images and the technologies, rituals, and social histories that underpin them. He has shown at major museums internationally and was awarded France’s prestigious Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2018. In conjunction with the documentary screening, Cogitore will present a public Artist Talk at the Hirshhorn on February 5.

Seating in the Ring Auditorium is first-come, first-served.

This program is presented in partnership with the French Embassy in the US, and with generous support from Young French Cinema and Unifrance.


February 8, 2020
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Hirshhorn Museum, Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Ring auditorium