EL MAR LA MAR
Joshua Bonnetta e J.P. Sniadecki realizzano un documentario di immagini e suoni al confine tra Stati Uniti e Messico, nel Sonoran Desert.
Filmano le tracce dei migranti senza documenti che cercano di passare il confine, di un'umanità varia che lascia dietro di sè oggetti e simboli di un passaggio.
Il deserto come un immenso mare da attraversare, rischiando la vita, spesso scomparendo tra un orizzonte troppo lontano per essere raggiunto.
Il documentario è intaramente girato in 16mm e sviluppato artigianalmente.
Presentato alla Berlinale del 2017, nel 2018 è stato proiettao al Moma e al Museum of Moving Image di New York. ANALOGICA 8 lo proietta per la prima volta in Italia.
14.11 // h 20.00
BOLZANO / BOZEN
Museion Passage / p.zza Piero Siena 1
entrata libera / lingua originale (inglese)
Joshua Bonnetta (b.1979) is a Canadian artist working primarily with analogue 16mm film and sound across installation, performance and theatrical exhibition. His film works have been exhibited at the Toronto International Film Festival, ICA London, The Musuem of Modern Art, BFI London Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, New York Film Festival, AFI and at various other festivals, museums and galleries.
He lives and works between New York City and upstate New York.
J.P. Sniadecki (b. 1979) works between China and the United States as an artist and anthropologist whose films explore collective experience, sensory ethnography, and the possibilities of cinema. His work is in the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and has been exhibited at the Shanghai Biennale, the Whitney Biennale, the Shenzhen Biennale, the Centre George Pompidou, and the Guggenheim, as well as at international film festivals, such as Berlin, Locarno, New York, AFI, Viennale, BAFICI, and Beijing Independent Film Festival. Coorganizer of the traveling screening series “Cinema on the Edge,” which showcases independent Chinese film, he has written articles for Cinema Scope, Visual Anthropology Review, and the edited volume DV-Made China. He currently teaches in the Documentary Media MFA program at Northwestern University.
El Mar La Mar
16mm | English, Spanish
USA | 2017 | 94 min| Colour/Black & White
Directed by: Joshua Bonnetta, J.P. Sniadecki
Cinematography: Joshua Bonnetta, J.P. Sniadecki
Editor: Joshua Bonnetta, J.P. Sniadecki
Sound Design: Joshua Bonnetta, J.P. Sniadecki
Sound Re-recording Mixer: Josh Berger
Colorist: Erik Choquette
Translation: Cinta Peleja, Marco Romero, Terra Cowham, Gabriela Monroy
Patty Keller, J.P. Sniadecki
“The sun beats down mercilessly on all those who cross the Sonoran Desert between Mexico and the United States. Aside from the few people who live here, it’s the poorest of undocumented immigrants that make the crossing, who have no choice but to take this extremely dangerous route, followed by border guards both official and self-appointed.
The horizon seems endlessly far away and deadly dangers lurk everywhere. It’s best to move under the cover of darkness; during the day, being exposed to the heat and sun is enough to make animals and humans perish. Their traces and remains accumulate, fade, decompose and become inscribed into the topography of the landscape, making the absent ever-present as life and death, beauty and dread, hostile light and nights aglitter with stars and promise all continue to exist alongside one another.
El mar la mar masterfully weaves together sublime 16-mm shots of nature and weather phenomena, animals, people and the tracks they leave behind with a polyphonic soundtrack, creating a cinematographic exploration of the desert habitat, a multi-faceted panorama of a highly politicised stretch of land, a film poem that conjures up the ocean.”-Berlinale
con il contributo di
FAS / Film Association Southtyrol
FAS / Film Association Southtyrol