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OMBRE INDIGÈNE

Edith Dekyndt
A flag made of hair was stuck in the ground and filmed on top of rocks on the Diamant coast, in Martinique. There, precisely, on the night of the 8th of April 1830, a clandestine slave boat transporting a hundred African captives washed up on the rocks before being entirely destroyed....

HEIMAT

Sam Peeters
Right-wing populism is spreading through Western Europe like wildfire. It is most popular in quiet, white neighbourhoods where people are shielded from different cultures and lifestyles.In this unscripted documentary, Sam Peeters portrays an ironic caricature of life in the Flemish suburbs, which reflects the current European zeitgeist....

FLÂNEURS

Matthew Lancit
Between film projects and following the birth of his daughter, a Canadian in Paris (Matthew Lancit) must confront his slacker lifestyle and decide if there is something in it worth passing on to the next generation, or if he is better off getting a job...

UU

Teresa Cos
"Countless people die everyday, yet those who remain live as if they were immortal." * UU is a two-channel film and sound installation produced during a 12-month residency at the WIELS Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels...
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YOKO OSHA: VOLUME II

Lazara Rosell Albear
The second chapter of the trilogy started 14 years ago as an intimistic, performative, multilayered, sensorial, subjective selfportret of a return to the magical-realistic world of Santeria of Regla de Osha. The in secrecy practiced rich cult, that used to be forbidden by the government, has gained more and more followers from all corners of society in the past 20 years...

CURUPIRA, BICHO DO MATO

Félix Blume
Deep in the heart of the Amazon, Tauary inhabitants invite us to listen to the sounds of the jungle, the birds, and animals. However, some weird sounds appear: a creature prowling around the trees. Some of them have heard her, very few have ever seen her, and those who did find her never came back...

IMPERIAL VALLEY (CULTIVATED RUN-OFF)

Lukas Marxt
Accompanied by baleful, alarming, whistlingbooming electro sounds (Jung An Tagen), a speedy drone flight over California´s Imperial Valley becomes a journey in an extinct, abstract, uncanny, hostile landscape: a dystopian science fiction scenario, anchored in the reality of the present. (Source: Michelle Koch, Diagonale 2018)...

NOU VOIX

Maxime Jean-Baptiste
Nou voix is an autobiographical video departing from the participation of the artist's father, as a Guyanese figurant, in the movie Jean Galmot aventurier (1990), which deals with the history of French Guiana. By re-enacting a part of the film, Maxime and his father try to amplify other kinds of voices that have been unheard in the original French film....

OUR AFRICA

Alexander Markov
1960. The USSR starts humanitarian aid programs based on Marxist ideology in several newly independent African countries. For more than 35 years the Soviets expand their influence in Africa. Soviet filmmakers are sent along to document the glorious advance of socialism on the entire continent...

THE MEASURE OF DISORDER

Teresa Cos
The Measure of Disorder follows the trail of the Austrian scientist Ludwig Boltzmann, who is know for his ground-breaking findings about the phenomenon of entropy, but also for his tragic suicide in the village of Duino, not far from the Adriatic town of Trieste...

VICTORIA

Lukas Marxt
The hypnotic wasteland of Southern California (USA) is infused with the free-spirited nature of Easy Rider, the alienation and uprootedness of Michelangelo Antonioni, and the deep transcendence of Werner Herzog. It speaks to us through fragments of dialogues from iconic films, and yet it remains elusive and dissolves into abstract shapes, rhythms, and compositions...

WAKE ME UP AT 4:20

Emmanuel Van der Auwera
Emmanuel Van der Auwera’s newest work is a video that uses novel imaging technologies to explore the use of avatars, identity politics and recent internet trends dealing with YouTube celebrities and suicide memes...

APHASIA

Jelena Jureša
Aphasia focuses on the absurdity that arises from the collective silence surrounding crime and the compartmentalisation of historical events. In medical vocabulary ‘aphasia’ refers to the sufferer’s difficulty in finding words or losing the ability to speak...

APHASIA 3RD CHAPTER

Jelena Jureša
The starting point of Jelena Jureša’s interest in the evolution of a narrative constituting the final episode of Aphasia is a single photograph, which is never shown in the work, but its presence is almost tangible, heavy, almost to the point of materialising before our eyes. We identify it in speech, we identify it in motion. It is heard, but not directly seen...

BABEL

Meggy Rustamova
The video begins with a still frame of an elderly woman – serious and pensive. She tries with difficulty to recall a few words of a language which is familiar to her ears, her native language: Assyrian. Like the mythical city of Babel, this neo-Aramaic language was born in former Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq)...

BILE

Ira A. Goryainova
"How thin is the human skin? What does it hide behind? The leather bag of apocalypse."Bile is an introspective essay on the notion of the human body as political metaphor. Layer-by-layer the film digs down in order to reach answers to the proposed questions: what is body, what is illness and finally, what is death...

DIVINATIONS

Sarah Vanagt
Children from Brussels, Athens and Sarajevo roll out strips of transparent tape onto the streets where they were raised. When they peel back the tape it is left with an imprint of the city: dust, sand, sweet wrappers, insects, glass, fluff ... An ultra-realistic diary that is brought to life by an old magic lantern. Do all these shapes and images tell us something about the future?...

DYSTOPIAN PATTERNS

Isabelle Nouzha
Something happened to that city. Could be Beirut....

LA DANSE DES QUAIS / DE KAAIENDANS

Rébecca Fruitman
Produced thanks to a range of local partners, the Super 8 Project explores the audiovisual memory of the historic Quay district located in and around the former Port of Brussels...

NUIT DEBOUT (INSTALLATION)

Nelson Makengo
darkness > in the depths of the working class neighbourhoods, in the absurdity of the rubble of endless nights,night > in this nocturnal shipwreck of the physical and symbolic power cut,resistance > abandoned to itself like a motherless chick, like a pot without a lid, like a house without a window, without a door, like a door without a lock, like a lock without a key.....

(PAS) MON PAYS, PART I AND II

Bie Michels
Bie Michels was born and raised in Congo, in a house on the campus of the current University of Kinshasa (former 'Lovanium', the first university in the country, 1954-1971). As the title indicates, (Pas) Mon Pays, Part I and II is in two parts...
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RALFS FARBEN

Lukas Marxt
“We can’t use the same light, we have to use completely new keys with completely new light and even these can be found to a limited extent,” says Ralf at one point...
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SECUESTRANDO A BARBIE/MONO NO MONOGATARI

Lazara Rosell Albear
Secuestrando a Barbie is an intimate portrait of Venezuelan Daniela Gallegos alias Aerea Negrot alias Miss Dandruf. A singer, performer, electronic music producer and DJ. A cinematic, minimal but multilayered portrait that seeks to reconstruct a personality that chose to disguise herself in the many ones that are perceived throughout the work...

STAGING SILENCE (3)

Hans Op de Beeck
Staging Silence (3) is the third and final installment in a series of autonomous art films, all realised according to the same principles. In the three films, two pairs of anonymous hands construct and deconstruct fictional interiors and landscapes on a mini film set of just three square meters in size...

THE SKY IS ON FIRE

Emmanuel Van der Auwera
The Sky Is on Fire interrogates digital culture and memory through a virtual reconstruction of the urban landscape. Through the use of a smartphone application, it maps a territory by reconstructing it...
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THE TREE HOUSE

Trương Minh Quý
"In Trương Minh Quý’s striking second feature, a man living on Mars in the year 2045 examines footage brought back from his encounters with an indigenous community in the jungles of Vietnam. As he experiments, his thoughts drift from matters of identity, aesthetics, and the politics of imagemaking, to ritual burial practices, to the seen and unseen forces that shape cultures...

UBUNDU

Jelena Jureša
Jelena Jureša’s Ubundu, a film poem filmed at Antwerp Zoo, portrays the okapi, an animal exhibited for the first time in Antwerp in 1919 (the nine-month-old animal was an instant sensation, but within a month it grew weaker and eventually died)...

WAITING WORKING HOURS

Ben De Raes
In a street in Brussels, day laborers are looking for a job for one day. Gathered in small groups, they wait for hours until a white van picks them up. They get dropped off at a construction site or field. Employers pay small salaries and no social security is provided. With their personal testimonies Waiting Working Hours wants to give a voice to these clandestine workers...

YOU WERE AN AMAZEMENT ON THE DAY YOU WERE BORN

Cooper Battersby - Emily Vey Duke
You Were an Amazement on the Day You Were Born is a visually stunning film that follows a woman through a life characterized by damage and loss, but in which she finds humor, love, and joy. With a score that follows the span of Lenore’s life, from her birth in the early 70s to her death in the 2040s, the film takes us from moments of harrowing loss to those of poignancy and dark humor...

DISCONNECTION

Sam Peeters
It’s been more than 10 years since the financial crisis wreaked havoc across the globe. Shrouded in mystery, the financial sector is most notable by its expensive office buildings scattered around metropoles. Shot at La Défense, Paris, this film contemplates corporate architecture and its effect on, and significance for, society...
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GIRLS | MUSEUM

Shelly Silver
We are born into an already-constructed world. We each enter with new eyes into a culture thathas already been shaped and structured based on the desires and power of others. Historical artmuseums are charged with preserving and interpreting the tangible evidence of a civilization’scultural trajectory and artistic achievement...

LIBERTY: AN EPHEMERAL STATUTE

Rebecca Jane Arthur
Stemming from a personal account of a search for liberation set in the US during the early 70s, Liberty: an ephemeral statute reflects upon post-68 desires for emancipation, emigration, and education through an impressionistic memoir and portrait of the filmmaker’s mother back home in Scotland today....
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OVER THE TOP

Justine Cappelle
We meet Floris in the empty and cold warehouse where he collects cardboard boxes and is organising them in a specific way. We discover the boxes start to form a pyramid. The boxes symbolise Floris’ ultimate desire: reaching the top. Literally the top since Floris wants to put his epitaph of mankind on top of the Gizeh pyramid...

THIS DAY WON'T LAST

Mouaad el Salem
A day that could also be a life. A young man who could also be an older woman. A nightmare that could also be a dream. In Tunisia, while it could also be somewhere else: on the border between the necessity and the fear to make a film, the necessity and the fear for the revolution, is This day won’t last a cooperation with a distance...
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BIRD IN ITALIAN IS UCCELLO

Gernot Wieland
Gernot Wieland's new film, Bird in Italian is Uccello (2021), furthers his interest in psychological states and the constitution of belonging in different social contexts. Drawing upon Daphne du Maurier’s short story The Birds, and its subsequent cinematic adaptation, Bird in Italian is Uccello (re)enacts a theatrical production of the horror-thriller...
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CHRONICLES OF THAT TIME

Maria Iorio - Raphaël Cuomo
“Reconstruct the melody to reconstruct a chronicle of that time”. The film is in search of the melody a friend shared with the filmmakers 15 years ago when they were travelling together between North Africa and Sicily...

LUCES DEL DESIERTO

Félix Blume
Strange lights appear at night in the Mexican desert – it seems to be full of life. The residents tell us what they’ve seen: a fireball, lights flying, lightning falling from the sky, a flash. The singularity of each experience builds a complete story narrated by a choir of people...
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MOUNE Ô

Maxime Jean-Baptiste
"I close my eyes. The crowd makes me smile, breaks my body, and that's the end" By presenting the festive events which escorted the projection of the film "Jean Galmot aventurier" by Alain Maline, where the father's filmmaker played a role, the images of Moune ô reveal the survival of the colonial inheritance within a Western collective unconscious always marked of stereotypes...
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UNDEAD VOICES

Maria Iorio - Raphaël Cuomo
Undead Voices focuses on the archive as a subject rather than a repository of material, and invites us to reflect critically on the absences it encompasses, on the politics of knowledge, on possible alternative ways of writing history. The starting point is a Super 8mm amateur film, Donne emergete!, made in 1975 by filmmaker Isabella Bruno...
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YOKO OSHA CHAPTER III OR THE FIRST DAY IS THE DAY OF THE RIVER

Lazara Rosell Albear
The third and final chapter of the Yoko Osha trilogy. “Making Saint” is an autoethnographic, sensorial and multilayered portrait of Santeria or Regla de Osha (The rules of the gods); the AfroCuban religion, forcefully imported from West Africa with the slaves trade and falsely syncretic for survival...

ALS REUZEN STERVEN

Jan Vromman
Als reuzen sterven laat drie generaties terugkijken op het straatgebeuren rond feesten en manifestaties. De grootvader verschijnt als een geest en hij vertegenwoordigt stoeten die in opdracht van steden en gemeenten werden georganiseerd. Het is zijn zoon die de stoeten plaatst in een geheel van processies, historische stoeten, parades, traditionele feesten en carnavalsfeesten...
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ANY WAY

Eva Claus
Any Way shows three people running together on an athletics track. The repetitive motion introduces the rhythm to a serene trance. The act of running itself is the focal point of the film: a continuous movement suspended in time. Varying frame rates allow the viewer to examine details of the motion that would otherwise be obscured by their own speed...

BUCHAREST 8 MARCH 2022

Mira Sanders
In the video ‘Bucharest 8 March 2022’ we listen to a voice message that shares city experiences and impressions from a walk in Bucharest city centre. Throughout the message, we understand that it is the first time that the narrator has been there...
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CLAMOR

Edurne Rubio
People who committed suicide and babies who died before being baptised were not accepted in Catholic cemeteries until not so long ago. Desperate relatives secretly sought out a dignified place for their bodies. Burials that shared hills and wind with executed people, atheists, passers-by, Protestants.....
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DAS RETIRÉE OR THE LAST HOUSE OF MY FATHER

Julie Pfleiderer
If you were to design your dream house now that you're at the end of your life, what would it look like? This question from the filmmaker to her father, retired architect Karlhans Pfleiderer, is the starting point of Das Retirée or the last house of my father. Slowly but surely, the house takes form, first drawn on shifting layers of transparent paper, then glued into a scale model...
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HORAIZON

Meggy Rustamova
Horaizon is an experimental film moderating between photography, moving image and sound. The title is referring to the English phonetic pronunciation of the world horizon. The film is shot in different locations throughout the world. The horizons, sunsets and weather conditions between these places form the common thread throughout the film...
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LE ROI N'EST PAS MON COUSIN

Annabelle Aventurin
The author of the book Sunny Karukera, Stranded Guadeloupe (1980), Elzea Foule Aventurin engaged, in 2017, in a series of interviews with her granddaughter, the filmmaker Annabelle Aventurin. Together they trace—not without malice—a family history, sailing from one side of the black Atlantic to the other. A history of silences, pride, and revolt....
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L'ESCALE

Anne Reijniers - Paul Shemisi Betutua - Nizar Saleh Mohamedali - Rob Jacobs
Our own personal experience as a collective of filmmakers working between Belgium & Congo, provides us with a lens to understand the world that surrounds us. Traveling to attend screenings is a much discussed issue within our group...
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LIMBO. THE EARTH IS HARD

Ira A. Goryainova
In the aftermath of global irreversible climate changes something went wrong in nature’s circle of life and death – human bodies ceased to decompose. In a field hospital amidst a forest, nurses take care of patients whose death is delayed....
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NATURE SEE YOU

Erik Bünger
In November 2015, at the eve of the UN climate change conference in Paris, a video was uploaded on the internet, in which Koko, a gorilla trained in the use of American Sign Language, addresses world leaders directly. She chastises humanity and calls for immediate action to save herself and the nature she is part of...

PRUEBAS

Ardélia Istarú
In 1982, accompanying my father to Paris, my Costa Rican mother sent a series of letters to her parents when she arrived in the French capital. Forty years later, I found these letters and revisit a story full of pain in order to better understand my own arrival on the continent....

THE ABSENCE OF TELEPRESENCE

Dan Oki
The Absence of Telepresence is a personal observation and reflection on the gradual fusion of telephone, address book, camera and computer into one gadget. Hybrid documentary, feature and research film about communication technologies, on which we had become so hardly dependant as individuals and as a society...

THE LOST SAIL

Justine Cappelle
The competences is a series of videos in which I explore the incompetences I experience to express myself after breaking up a relationship. The first video deals with the incompetence to show. In the second I search for a way to represent the inability to feel. The third video is about the incompetence to speak, find words...

THE PORTERS

Sarah Vanagt
Flemish filmmaker Sarah Vanagt asks young people around Brussels to play a well-known European memory game, in which players must repeat and then add to an ever-growing list of items that they would take with them on a trip...

TURTLENECK PHANTASIES

Gernot Wieland
Turtleneck Phantasies tells the story of a German writer who worked as a sailor on cargo ships and later, after a shipwreck, spent over 30 years in psychiatric institutions tattooing his fellow inmates. The film combines historical accounts with personal memories, merging the documentary and fiction...

EXTENDED PRESENCES

Margaux Dauby
"Looking at the tree line, a question creeps into my mind and, simultaneously, I have a desire what if nothing existed?" 'Extended Presences' follows several women in their seasonal work as fire watchers in Portugal. The film comes close to their breathing, to the passing of time and to solitude, from within....
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THE MIME AND THE APE

Erik Bünger
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YOURS

Eva Giolo - Rebecca Jane Arthur - Katja Mater - Sirah Foighel Brutmann - Eitan Efrat - Maaike Neuville