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The 16th International Festival
Signes de Nuit

Bangkok
Thaïland
June 2 - 10, 2018


 
Reading Room
Reading Room
 

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International Competition
Documentary Film
# 5
Saturday 9, June, 2018 / 5.30 pm
The Reading Room
Bangkok

 

Shame / Frame

Shame / Frame

ASIA PREMIERE


Eef Hilgers

Netherlands

2017 | 0:23:23

Whoever thinks that the pillory was something of the Middle Ages, probably hasn’t seen sites such as Dumpert where naming and shaming attracts thousands of visitors each day. Thanks to the smart phone and the digital era, you can gape at other people’s sexual escapades, their fights and their swearing. And all under the motto of being the guardians of morals. But are we really? Or are we just looking for that minute of fame?

 


 

 

When the Bull cried

ASIA PREMIERE


Karen Vázquez Guadarrama, Bart Goossens

Belgium, Bolivia

2017 | 1:06:00

Giant fourthousanders rise majestically to the skies in the Bolivian Andes. Grey-blue craggy steep faces and white mountain clouds flow into each other. Mining is the sole industry here. People climb down into the stony bowels of the mountains and risk their lives to mine silver and other minerals. The freezing cold, dark mineshafts regularly collapse and bury the workers, many of them still children, alive. They say that the souls of those who die in the shaft must wander for three days, all the time pursued by “el tío”, the evil mountain god. They fight their fear with alcohol and coca; superstitions abound. The men especially live in a loop of work, alcohol and aggression, hoping every day for the big find and trying to propitiate the spirits with sacrifices. Archaic rituals are meant to appease Mother Earth, but a look into the people’s exhausted faces makes one suspect that their faith is shaken with every death.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2 - 10, 2018

An international jury overview the sections of short films coming from all over the world. We prefer documentaries which succeed in representing the complexity of reality and discover in a new way its sensible and perturbing aspects on the same time accentuating the ambivalent and enigmatic status of reality in avoiding sterotypes and simplifing conclusions.


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