THE MEDELLIN NOTEBOOKS

COLOMBIA  •  75′ a movie by CATALINA VILLAR Medellin, too well know as the cartel’s city. An unbelievable level of violence. The suffering of the peasants chased off their lands, eaten away by war, overpopulation, unemployment. The first victims of this violence are the young children and the adolescents. Surviving is managed by trying to cling[…]

SOUTH AFRICAN CHRONICLES

SOUTH AFRICA  •  90′ a film by the VARAN WORKSHOP OF JOHANNESBURG Made by 12 young South-African film-makers, these chronicles give us a unique look into the daily violence of the Apartheid system as seen from within the different communities. Simply bringing these chronicles, these spaces into contact is explosive; there is no commentary to add, the images[…]

VOYAGES, VOYAGES: “SCOTLAND”

GREAT-BRITAIN a movie by JEAN LOïC PORTRON “Voyages” in the Highlands. Jean-Loïc Portron’s travelogue describes the highlands of Sutherland, the harshness of the soil and the Lord’s violence. In the moors, people hunt grouse; in the villages they play football; on the Isle of Mull, there’s a theater. In the Highlands, people love stories so much[…]

WHAT IS TO BE DONE ?

FRANCE a movie by ANDRE VAN IN How did the end of the Soviet Union change the way of thinking, the way of behavior of militant French Communists? André Van In filmed for a few months, and for the first time, the meetings of a Communist Party cell in a Paris suburb. Set against these[…]

WHAT IS TO BE DONE ? (BIS)

FRANCE a movie by ANDRE VAN IN What is to be done? (Bis) is a philosophical film essay that delves into the Marxist heritage, its gradual theoretical “objectification” and the way it got bogged down in practice, in view of a History to which it claimed to hold the key. Self-criticism, but no remorse in[…]

WOMEN OF HEZBOLLAH

LEBANON a movie by MAHER ABI-SAMRA Maher ABI-SAMRA returns to the quarter of Ramel el Ali, in Beirut’s southern suburb, where he grew up. Settled in the 50s by a mostly Shiite community which came from the villages of southern Lebanon and the Beka Valley, this quarter grew on the rubble of the civil war. By[…]