Brazil, France, Netherlands, Portugal | 2019 | DCP | Color / B&W | 27 min | Ana Vaz
THURSDAY 1 | FILMIN LATINO | 24 HRS. | 17 MIN.
FRIDAY 2 | CINEMEX ALTAVISTA | 18:00 HRS | 76 MIN.
TUESDAY 6 |CINEMEX REFORMA CASA DE ARTE | 20:00 HRS. | 76 MIN.
Director: Ana Vaz
Producer: Ana Vaz, Anze Perzin, Olivier Marboeuf, Annemiek van Gorp & Rene Goossens
Cinematography: Ana Vaz
Editing: Ana Vaz
Sound: Ana Vaz, Nuno da Luz, Miguel Martin
Music: Guilherme Vaz
Production company: Stenar Projects (PT), Spectre Productions (FR), De Productie (NL)
Cast: Egydio Schwade, Keila Serruya
An archive of drawings made by the Waimiri-Atroari during their first literacy experience builds a collective visual memory from their learning process, perspective and territory while documenting their encounter with “civilized man”.
Ana Vaz’s (1986, Brasília) critical and speculative filmography is underpinned by experimental collages of images and sounds, discovered and produced, to reflect upon situations and contexts that are historically and geographically marked by narratives of violence and repression. The impact of colonialism and ecological ruin are the backdrop of her immersive “film-poems”. Expansions or consequences of her films, her practice may also be embodied in writing, critical pedagogy, installations, film programs or ephemeral events. Her films have been screened and discussed in film festivals, seminars and institutions such as the Tate Modern, LUX Moving Images, New York Film Festival – Projections, Berlinale – Forum & Forum Expanded, IFFR, TIFF Wavelengths, BFI, Cinéma du Réel, CPH:DOX, Palais de Tokyo, Jeu de Paume, Flaherty Seminar, Courtisane, TABAKALERA and Doc’s Kingdom. Recent exhibitions include: 36th Panorama of Brazilian Art: “Sertão” at MAM – Museum of Modern Art (São Paulo), “Eco- Visionaries” at Royal Academy (London), “Ana Vaz: Profundidad de Campo” at Matadero (Madrid), “Arrows, Gazes, Points of Intensity” at Whitechapel Gallery (London), “Ecologies of Darkness” at Savvy Contemporary (Berlin). In 2015, she was the recipient of the Kazuko Trust Award presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in recognition of artistic excellence and innovation in her moving-image work. Ana is also a founding member of the collective COYOTE along with Tristan Bera, Nuno da Luz, Elida Hoëg and Clémence Seurat, an indisciplinary group working across ecology and political science through an array of conceptual and experimental forms.
International Film Festival Rotterdam – Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 2020, Netherlands
Berlinale Berlin International Film Festival – Forum & Forum Expanded 2020, Germany
Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra – Grand Prize for Best Film (ex-aequo with Un Film Dramatique by Eric Baudelaire) 2020, Spain
Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, European Competition 2020, Netherlands
European Media Art Festival – Honourable Mention Dialogue Prize 2020, Germany
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen Online – Distributors’ Screening: Arsenal-Institute for Film and Video Art 2020, Germany
VIS Vienna Shorts Festival – Jury Prize FIDO Fiction and Documentary International Competition 2020, Austria
Indie Lisboa – Silvestre 2020, Portugal
Lima Alterna Festival Internacional de Cine – Competencia Internacional de Cortometrajes 2020, Peru
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