"WHILE THE SKY IS BEING CUT,
Leipzig, 15th October
SONG OF THE FLIES III - NIGHT
Ana María Vallejo
Do murderers sleep? The purple color of a dark night, the sound of the marimba with its sweet music is mistaken for fear. The long day of war is over, but the war continues. The film translates the desolation caused by the violence of the Colombian armed conflict through the poetic voice of Maria Mercedes Carranza (1945-2003) and the audiovisual dialogue between 9 Colombian artists. The archival images, the artists' memories, and the recurring use of animated loops bring to life the landscapes ravaged by violence and construct a polyphony of memory and mourning, a universal song of pain
RESIDENTES / THE CITIZENS
Yameli Gómez Jiménez
In Chicago's O'Hare airport, Ana Laura is saying her children goodbye, promising that she will come back as soon as her immigrations issues are solved. In a neighboorhod in Charlestone, South Carolina, Marshalls and ICE agents arrive at Jesus house with just a picture of his driver´s license. After being taken out of his house, handcuffed, he has to stand a long process. Despite living undocumented, both were exemplary "citizens" in the US for more than 10 years: contributing to the country, the community, paying taxes. However, their efforts were not recognized since they did not have documents.
PRÂSINA / DUST
A short experimental film created by combining personal archives and found footage. The film takes us through dreamy spaces of memory and forgotten moments from childhood.
A10K: ROTATING SPECTACLE
An audiovisual proposal that intertwines material of an event occurred on October 2, 2020, in the context of the protests in Chile, and the words of Nona Fernández, invoking questions about the course that draws us.
LA RECETA DE LA ABUELA / GRANDMA´S RECIPE
Cooking and memory come together in this short story that introduces us to the story of Ofelia Moreno, an activist who dedicated 40 years of her life to seek truth and justice for her family executed by the Chilean civil-military dictatorship, while cooking delicious gnocchi with tomato sauce (let the sauce boil!). Accompanied by an original soundtrack and landscapes of Santiago in the 80's.
BLACK CHALK / TIZA NEGRA
Black Chalk' is a film about the intimacy of a woman with Down's Syndrome who writes with black chalk a list of daily activities to organise her life. It's the story of a non-industrialised-healthy body.
(IN) MORAL BOOK:
ETHIC TO LOSE THE WAY
Andrea Grain Hayton
After the republishing of the “Moral Book“(Alfonso Reyes, 1952) by the actual Presidency of Mexico, a text without relevance for the current century and with no inclusion of women nor non-masculine groups, a group of women poets made a ludic re-writing of some of its sections as a feminist manifesto, embracing our voices in this patriarchal society. Later, this video poem was made, as an urgent exercise against the violent treatment that the Mexican State has decided to give us, the women as citizens. This is a reunion of visions in Spanish, English and Spanglish.
Today in Colombia, the last peace agreement shatters to pieces and violence takes over the country. Two films shot in 1984, lost for more than thirty years, come to light together. 84 drags the viewer between fiction and documentary through this cursed reels, into a divided country, between cities and countryside, condemned by a dark omen of repetition and death.
NO AMO BERLIN
I DON´T LOVE BERLIN
An exciting journey through the false illusion of freedom, conscience and ecology in one of the most important capitals of Europe. Revealing the colonial, racist and extractivist context. The film is the result of research conducted by the director together with migrants in the streets of Berlin, in search of information about colonialism, migration and the current relations of Berlin and Germany with the countries of the global south.
In this society each human being repeats the same action over and over again, in this society each human being repeats the same action over and over again, in this society each human being repeats the same action over and over again, in this society each human being repeats the same action over and over again.