Centre Cívic Pati Llimona
Regomir, 3 / 08002 Barcelona
Thursday 28 April from 18:00h - 21:00h / Saturday 30 April from 10:30h - 14:00h
Taught in French with consecutive translation.
A dialogue with the filmmaker Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd and the videomaker Alessandro Quaranta, based on the film proposals of the authors, and the approaches that underpin their respective cinematographic and audiovisual practices, around the concept of lost territories - physical and existential - for and because of which communities resist, fight or flee: the Saharawis, the Armenians and the Yezidis. A reflection on the violence inherent in any war, be it of low or high intensity: the losses, pain and human suffering they entail.
Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd is a filmmaker. His films are part of the cinema of the real, and have been shot in various regions of the world. Shot mostly on 16 mm and super 8 mm film, his documentaries, using a poetic cinematic gesture, bring together forgotten wars and destinies, the limits of reason and the human condition. They resonate as many other incursions on the edges of reality.
Alessandro Quaranta is a video maker. In his creative process adopts a symbiotic listening approach by diving into everything that attracts his attention: people, objects or animals, capturing them on video. Starting from the margins and the natural and political as well as material and immaterial boundaries, his videos also register sensitive situations and contexts. He pays particular attention to the existing relationship between spaces and the communities inhabiting or passing through them.