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Lamentations of Judas

Documentary Film
94 minutes

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Boris Gerrets
Iris Lammertsma
Boudewijn Koole
Eric Velthuis
Serge Lalou
Camille Laemle
Nic Hofmeyr
Boris Gerrets
President Kapa
Dominique Vieillard
Thuthuka Sibisi
Céline Païni
Iris Lammertsma
Black Angolan soldiers known as “The Terrible Ones” once fought white South Africa’s colonial wars as part of the notorious 32 Battalion. Repatriated to South Africa at the end of the 1980s, some of the ex-combatants still languish in the ruins of Pomfret, a former asbestos-mining town remotely situated at the edge of the Kalahari Desert.
When the town’s dilapidated buildings turn into a film-set and the ex-soldiers become actors in the Biblical story of Judas Iscariot, it prompts a confrontation with their past. Pivoting between Biblical myth and present-day reality, the film pulls into focus the paradox of being both perpetrator and victim. It reflects upon the notion of betrayal and free will while providing a compelling view of those at the margins of history. During the course of the film, the prevalent voice of Judas eventually merges into the voice of the filmmaker, interrogating the fundamentals of human existence.
Extended Reality: DOK Neuland 2020
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The Shape of Us Anna Mauersberger, Niki Smit
Accompanied by Mother Nature we embark on a collective journey. In this multiplayer VR ritual, we get the chance to become reconciled with her and ourselves.
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The Shape of Us

45 minutes

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Anna Mauersberger
Niki Smit
Alex Simu
Paradoxical Recording
Anselm Maria Sellen
Wijnand van Tol
Niels van Duivenvoorden
Niki Smit
Aleksandra Bokova
Robert Bosch Stiftung
Charlotte Madelon
Anna Mauersberger
Niki Smit