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The Still Side

El lado quieto
Miko Revereza, Carolina Fusilier
Camera Lucida – Out of Competition 2021
Documentary Film
Philippines,
South Korea,
Argentina,
Mexico
2021
70 minutes
Spanish,
English
subtitles: 
English

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Miko Revereza
Carolina Fusilier
Miko Revereza
Carolina Fusilier
Miko Revereza
Miko Revereza
Miko Revereza
Miko Revereza
Miko Revereza
Carolina Fusilier
Carolina Fusilier
Carolina Fusilier
Carolina Fusilier
Carolina Fusilier
Mateo Fusilier

The Mexican island of Capaluco was once home to a flourishing holiday resort. Now it is deserted. The tides are chipping away at the ruins of the amusement park and hotel complex. Sensory explorations of the terrain meet tales of a mythical sea monster from the Philippines that ended up here. Beguiling science fiction in the mirror of post-humanist theory.

“Welcome to Capaluco, the only all-inclusive island in the world! A place where fun is guaranteed for the whole family,” echoes from the loudspeakers. Gaudy dolphin sculptures stare into space. A crumbling Nestlé emblem reminds us of the glory days of an out-of-date civilization. Miko Revereza and Carolina Fusilier stage their location as an in-between place where the past reverberates and the future pushes its way in. In the meticulous observation of formations and textures, architecture and nature begin to converge. Is that still the droning of a radio mast or is it the ocean? The two directors speculate from offscreen who will be next to make use of the relics of the human empire in the relay race of the species.
Sarina Lacaf
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Intervening Nature
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To Pick a Flower

To Pick a Flower
Shireen Seno
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film 2021
Documentary Film
Philippines
2021
17 minutes
English
subtitles: 
German Subtitles for deaf and hard-of-hearing

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Shireen Seno
Shireen Seno
John Torres
Shireen Seno
Shireen Seno
Shireen Seno

Trees and other plants during the period of American colonial rule in the Philippines, photographed from the perspective of those in power. The images not only document the rich flora, they categorize and classify the resources of the colony. The forest becomes inventory. From potted plants to sawmills, from logging to reforestation: In her essay Shireen Seno takes us to the essence of photography itself – and to its relationship with colonialism. Because both are trying to pick something.

Marie Kloos
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Redistribution and Having a Say
State of the World