NYFF Shorts Program 6: Here and Elsewhere

October 7 · 8:00 pm

Virtual Event

Directed by Melisa Liebenthal, Ana Vaz.

2019, Argentina, France, Brazil, Portugal, Netherlands, 83 min.

This program will screen virtually from October 2 at 8pm ET through October 7 at 8pm ET.

For this program, please click the menu button in the upper right-hand corner of your player window to select the next video in the playlist.

The full program features Thirza Cuthand’s Extractions, Melisa Liebenthal’s Aquí y allá, Kevin Jerome Everson’s Sanfield, and Ana Vaz’s Apiyemiyekî?.

Directed by: Melisa Liebenthal.
21 Mins | Argentina/France

Through digital interfaces, maps, and archival materials, Melisa Liebenthal jumps between past and present, here and there, to trace the complicated path of her family’s migration from 1930s Berlin to pre-revolutionary China to Buenos Aires, where the filmmaker was born. The material world, scanned and converted into data, becomes material again, scrambling the concepts of location, national origin, and home.

Directed by: Ana Vaz.
27 Mins | Brazil/France/Portugal/Netherlands

Through dynamic superimpositions and collisions of sound and image, Ana Vaz reanimates an archive of hundreds of drawings made by the Waimiri-Atroari people of the Brazilian Amazon. Now in the care of literacy educator and indigenous rights activist Egydio Schwade, these materials provide vital firsthand collective documentation of the violent oppression, land expropriation, and genocide of native Amazonian peoples under Brazil’s military dictatorship.

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