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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...

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)...

INK IN MILK

Gernot Wieland
Ink in Milk is Wieland’s most recent film – a knotted string-figure of histories, fictions and images. Through the flickering vignettes of a schoolboy trauma, visits to a friend at a psychiatric institution and encounters with animals, Ink in Milk exposes the anxious, web-like structures that underpin the tragicomedy of existence...

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?...

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...

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...

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...

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...