2010, Wed, Jun 30

Disengagement

© Ramon Mateos

© Ramon Mateos

Avi MOGRABI: Details 11, 12, 13 | Video | dv | color | 12:00 | Israel 2009
Lia LAPITHI SHUKUROGLOU: Reasons for War | exp. doc. | dv | color | 03:00 | Cyprus 2008
Jonathan CUMMINS: When I Leave These Landings, Film E2-1B | doc | dv | color | 05:08 | Ireland 2009
Aurelia MIHAI: Cinematograful rosu | Video | hdv | color | 06:52 | Rumania/Germany 2009
Avelino SALA: Fara Sabina | Video | dv | color | 04:00 | Spain/Italy 2010
Lina SELANDER: När solen går ner är den alldeles röd, sen försvin | Video | dv | color | 09:10 | Sweden 2008
Ramon MATEOS: Herramientas de construccion nacional 1 | Video | hdv | color | 01:59 | Spain 2009
David YON: Les oiseaux d'Arabie | doc | super8, dv | color + b/w | 40:00 | France 2009

Avi MOGRABI follows journalists in his car. Under the unyielding glares and threats from tanks and missles, they try to find their way. Lia LAPITHI SHUKUROGLOU questions the Greek-Chypriot double identity vis-a-vis its ethnic and religious origins. Jonathan CUMMINS documents the conversations he had with an Irish political prisoner and questions the impact incarceration has on extreme ideological convictions. For this piece, Aurelia MIHAI drew inspiration from the figure of countess Elisabeth Báthory, the character Dracula’s female adornment, who bathed in the blood of young women to preserve her youth. She draws a parallel between the countess and the female patients of a psychiatric ward in Romania, in 1969, under the regime of Ceausescu. Lina SELANDER uses Godard’s la Chinoise as a launching pad to examine the relationship between political, emotional and utopist verbal expression. She explores the revolutionary ideals of that time and the desire to start anew. Ramon MATEOS show which ideological tools are used in affirming an hypothetical national identity. In ‘Les oiseaux d’Arabie”, David YON speaks to us about Antonio Atarès, one of thousands of Spanish refugies who crossed the Pyrénées to escape Franco’s regime. Upon arriving in France, he is sent to Camp Vernet in Ariège. Then in March 1941, he received a letter from an unknown person, the philosopher Simone Weil. Their paths are destined to cross in the half-light of history. On one side we have a politically engaged Jewish philosopher fighting a mystical battle in Marseille and on the other side, we have an anarchist countryman exiled to Vernet then to the edge of the Sahara, in Djelfa in Algeria.