The Places of Resistance – Where to Reinvent the World?
To ask “Where to reinvent the world?” is to ask which spaces allow for that reinvention, what are their characteristic features or how they change. There are specific places: the home as a place of encounter or a hideaway, the untameable nature and the ability to camouflage, the Internet blurring distances and enabling ubiquitous communities. There are also the places cinema creates by bringing together images and sounds to build spaces that transform our world.
In Night for Day, the testimony of Isabel do Carmo—since she belonged to the Revolutionary Brigades and in a dialogue with two possible sons from nowadays Lisbon—storms over the places that were or may have been where one thought of and planned a freer Portugal. Verão Coincidente, a poem by Maria Teresa Horta over images of the city of Lisbon, opens the session. In Casa sobre Casa, one destroys the bordering nature of walls.
OCT 31 / 4.30 pm, São Jorge 3
Whereas in Himala different people subject to home confinement watch the same film on their computers, in Songwar(e) we’re on YouTube travelling trough the ways in which protest songs linger on and gain new meanings, from The Internationale by Nyan Cat to Imagine performed by tuned anonymous. In A Kid’s Flick, in the isolation that followed the protests in Belarus, a young woman keeps the fight alive with the help of militant sorceresses.