Odyssey by Sabine Groenewegen

(2018 / 61' / SIC / Spectre productions)

Language :

OV Dutch, Sranan Tongo, English - St French, English

Synopsis :

Two undefined intelligences are intercepting earthly footage of humans living in an area known as the Low Lands. The researchers exchange their findings through a visual feed, in an attempt to understand the occurrence of extraordinary apparitions. The onlookers’ efforts to understand an enchanted human world are interrupted by another signal which imposes itself on the unfolding investigation, resulting in a play with the logic of the production of meaning. Through a combination of found footage, sci-fi and poetry, Odyssey interrogates the visual rhetoric of whiteness in the specific Dutch colonial project and evokes questions about the stories we’re told and our possibilities to disrupt them.

Team :

Director : Sabine Groenewegen

Script : Sabine Groenewegen, Olivier Marboeuf

Photography: Sabine Groenewegen

Sound : Sabine Groenewegen

Music : Karsten Fundal

Producer : Olivier Marboeuf

Associate producer : Cédric Walter

Produced by : Spectre Productions, Travelling Waves, Argos, Stenar Projects, SIC

Teaser : https://vimeo.com/286033225

Press :
Odyssey reviewed in Debordements [FR]
Film Comment: Doclisboa 2018 review, by Ela Bittencourt, November 15, 2018