Occident

Dir: Ana Vaz
15' . Digital . 2014 . Brasil/França

Synopsis

Antiques become reproducible dinner sets, exotic birds become luxury currency, exploration becomes extreme-sport-tourism, monuments become geodata. A film-poem of an ecology of signs tracing a colonial history repeating itself: celebration and power relations, objects and fetishes, roots and branches, power and class relations in a struggle to find ones place, ones sitting around a table.

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Ana Vaz

Born in 1986, In Brasília. She is a visual artists and filmmaker graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, in Melbourne, Australia. She has a master’s degree in film and visual arts from Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains, in Tourcoing, France. She directed films such as como Sacris Pulso (2008), Les Mains, Négatives (2012), A idade da pedra (2013) and A Film, Reclaimed (2015).

Credits

Production company: École Supérieure Nationale des Beaux Arts de Lyon, Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains
Producer: Ana Vaz
Script: Ana Vaz
Cinematography: Ana Vaz
Sound: Louis Henderson
Editor: Ana Vaz
Sound designer: Ana Vaz
Cast: Lis Andrea de Melo, Silvia Caetano, Hugo Costa, Gabriel Abrantes, Alexandre Abrantes

Festivals and Awards

  • Festival de Nova York 2015
  • Festival de Toronto 2015
  • Grande Prêmio – Media City Film Festival 2015
    Grand Prize
  • Prêmio principal – Festival Fronteira 2015
    MainPrize
  • Festival de Ann Arbor 2015
  • Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, 2014

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