Olhe bem as montanhas

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Olhe bem as montanhas

Look Closely at the Mountains

Ana Vaz
Brasilien/F, 2018
Shorts, 30min, OmeU

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Olhe bem as montanhas

Ana Vaz
Brasilien/F, 2018
Shorts, 30min, OmeU

Thu
08
Nov
16:00
Metro, Historischer Saal
Screenplay: 
Ana Vaz
Sound: 
Ana Vaz
Nuno da Luz
Camera: 
Ana Vaz
Editor: 
Ana Vaz
Deborah Viega
Composer: 
Nuno da Luz

Production: 
Spectre Productions
World Sales: 
La Fabrique Phantom, Spectre Productions
Format: 
DCP
Color

“Look closely at the mountains” – this is the slogan that Brazilian artist Manfredo de Souza Neto once coined to protest rampant mineral extraction in Minas Gerais. Ana Vaz creates a comparison via audiovisual montage of this ongoing, dire Brazilian situation, with a different outcome in Nord-Pas-de-Calais in France, where such extraction has ceased and, as a surprising result, emerging forms of biodiversity are being caught, measured and catalogued. Plunging us into obscurities of both sound and vision, Vaz offers an ambiguous, report on these troubling yet poetic technological mutations of nature and life. (Adrian Martin)