The possibility of (re)constructing human history now no longer takes place in archives alone, it has instead moved into the realm of rubbish. But what if, under modern concepts of an efficient recycling system, there is no more waste? Then the past of our present will no longer be detectable in the future. In order to survive, rubbish must therefore seek alternative places of refuge. And it finds them within living organisms that inhabit the depth of the oceans...
El viento Netherlands, 13 min. 2022 Director: Bas Steens
In ‘El Viento’, we are hearing a family story about the relationship of humans with nature told by Carlos Vega. Carlos is the shaman / healer of an indigenous community named Coyo: A little village in Chile’s Atacama desert. In this village the rich Lickan Antai culture still flourishes. It is one of the oldest Andean cultures, full of rituals and ancient knowledge. In the Lickan Antai culture it is believed that everything in our universe has a soul or a spirit. That’s why they treat animals, mountains, rivers, stones and plants with as much respect as other human beings. The movie was recorded in April 2022 during a one month residency, while living and working in this community.
Joy Spain/Uganda, 22 min. 2022 Director: Aner Etxebarria Moral
In the extreme South-West of Uganda is the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. A wild ecosystem drawn by the orography of three sleeping giants, the Muhavura, Gahinga and Sabinyo volcanoes, which mark the border between Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A forest paradise covered by a sea of clouds that constantly caresses the treetops, where the protagonists of our story live: Joy and the Nyakagezi family.
Maybe The Foot Does Poland, 14,32 min. 2022 Director: Pawel Nazaruk
Ánde Somby, a Sami Yorker and law professor from Tromso, Norway, has for all of his life been fighting for the right to express his "Saminess" despite the state's oppressive policy of Norwegianization.
Pez volador Spain, 14 min. 2022 Director: Nayra Sanz Fuentes
For thousands of centuries and across different cultures, flying fish have been seen as symbols of searching, freedom, and achievement. These unique animals swim and fly, delve deep into the waters and pass through the air, reflecting the possibility of hope. Their odyssey is an observational journey through nature, but little by little the impact of human beings and technology is increasing, transforming and altering their environment…
Quixotes Spain, 14 min. 2022 Director: Pablo Lozano
Climate change is forcing the installation of new green energies. The massive and disorderly development of wind energy is causing the death of thousands of birds. María and José Antonio, two naturalists, have decided to find out the truth and visit eleven mills every week that they have installed next to their town. The results are alarming, in 20 months more than 600 dead animals have been found between birds and bats. It's just the tip of the icebert. They are two Quixotes against giant windmills
Yungay 7020 Spain/Peru, 19 min. 2021 Director: Raquel Calvo & Elena Molina
In 1970 an avalanche erased the colonial town of Yungay (Perú). A bunch of survivors rebuild it just a kilometer away. Huascarán, the once sacred and now feared mountain, speaks for itself. Those who remember know they should pay attenttion.