Qui voit ses veines 44'
Last summer I returned to the house of my grandparents, a place where I spent a lot of time during my childhood. By entering the past, I share the present time and the daily life with my grandparents again. The story is told by my grandfather, the last witness of the WOII family-history. Until today I question to open the silence of a secret…
"Méandres" , 35', production AJC (with the support of Graphoui and SIC 2009)
In a confined space a dancer works out a routine through trial and error and experimentation, gradually giving it shape and bringing it to life. Playing on formal juxtapositions and the fragmentation of time, the film casts a direct, intimate and silent look on this body in motion.
Meanderings recounts the fragile and relentless, transient and almost indescribable process of creation – from sketched inception to representation.
Screenings 2009/2010 : Brigittines, Netwerk, CCM Molenbeek, Pianofabriek
In quest for the perfect representation of my memories from South Sudan, I am gathering pieces of conversations, images, and sounds, which seem not to belong to the Sudanese reality. It is a story of a struggle with exotic fascination, frustration with the existing representations and impossibility of transmitting the memory.
In MAHILA (women), the filmmaker steps between different worlds, going from West to East, from urban to rural surroundings. Her encounters with the experiences and observations of rural Indian women provoke reflection on the process of empowerment. In an artistic ethnography we see and hear how they are using education, technology and politics to redefine their destinies. As we trace the film-maker's memories we are taken into questions about story-telling. How are the women fighting to get their stories heard? Can the filmmaker tell other women's stories?
Luke filmed the landscape and its ruins in the region where he grew up. It is a former mining area. The only images left of that period are a film by Ken Loach, Kess, which will be partly re-enacted.
Can we connect nature to hardware? Angelo wants to reanimate digital hardware with 'organic power' and surgical material. The tradition of abstract cinema gets transposed to the digital age..
Nadine revisites her anthropological films of the Dogon community. She feels the need to explore her personal language of filming. She wants to reveal non-verbal communications and emotions in stead of simply registrating social action. Can these images also reveal her personal story?
The documentary-project of Mieke Witkamp is about her brother, Jaap. He was diagnosed with autism about one year ago at the age of 24. Autism marks the category that Jaap now belongs to. For Mieke he is still the same, her brother, that she is very proud of. She filmed her brother in the house where he lives with his mother and her boyfriend, and shared the camera with them. Soon Jaap will leave the protection of the house in Breda. The documentary marks the end of a period and the threshold to a next stage in his life.
Nathalie is intrigued by the treatment of elder persons. The act of preparing food and feeding of old people in an institution for elderly people defines the relation between caregivers and caretakers.