Atrezzo

synopsis

Elements used in the development of a scene.” A constant parade of bodies and objects make every moment unforeseen situations in a world – stage, whose record-breaking local autism forcing them to a wobbly dialogue between the ruins of the Tower of Babel.

About the Authors

Left Hand Rotation is a collective based in Lisbon since 2011. Terremotourism is a subjective portrait of a city and its transformation during the last 6 years

http://www.lefthandrotation.com/

Film Information

Producer and directed by: Colectivo Left Hand Rotation
Countries filmings: 20
Duration: 38 mins
Format: Mini DV
Aspect: 16:9
Color/BN: Color

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Next Stop: La Latina

synopsis

Next stop: La Latina” is a short documentary aimed to explore some nightlife-driven processes of touristification in a central neighborhood in Madrid (La Latina). Through the voices of different inhabitants of this place (long-term residents and ex-residents; workers from a local coalyard and a decaying retail market; ocasional or devoted night-revelers), along with well-recognized urban scholars, such as Michael Janoschka (Contested Cities) and Jorge Sequera (Oficina de Urbanismo Social), we explore the diversity of ways to understand the changes around this neighborhood. This documentary was filmed during over 2 years (2014-2016) and it is part of a broader ethnographic work, aiming to better provide provocative questions than ended answers: What is happening at downtown Madrid? What is a tourist and what an inhabitant? Who are the legitime owners of a place ́s identity? What is the displacement? How can we visualize it?

About the Author

Begoña Aramayona

Originally from Madrid, Begoña Aramayona is a young social psychologist, currently exploring the field of urban studies through audiovisual methodologies at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Inspired by authours such as Agnès Varda and Jean Rouch, and having previously explored the use of the camera as a social research tool in countries like Australia and México, “Next Stop: La Latina” is her first ready-to-public audiovisual piece, which is the result of a long ethnographic process conducted during more than three years (2014 -2017) in the neighborhood where she was living in Madrid.

Film Information

  • Direction, Script and Photography: Begoña Aramayona
  • Visual post-production: María Ceinos
  • Audio Postproducción: Nacho Zayas
  • Graphic Design: Julia Gil
  • Music: “Alegría” (Manos de Topo), “Macarena” (Espaldamaceta)
  • People interviewed:
  • María Jiménez (neighbor)
  • Peter Galkin (neighbor)
  • Lucas Esteve (neighbor)
  • César Fraile (neighbor)
  • Michael Janoschka (Contested Cities)
  • Jorge Sequera (Oficina de Urbanismo Social)
  • José (Lighty bicycle)
  • Arturo and Coal-workers
  • María (fruit-shop in Cebada’s market)

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Next Stop: LaLatina Press Kit

Sant’elia. fragments of a daily space

synopsis

Sant’elia. fragments of a daily space is a web-documentary, resulted of three years of research in the district of Sant’Elia in Cagliari (the largest social housing site in Sardinia, Italy) and from a “workshop of Tales” which mixed the experience of the inhabitants of the Association of Women” Viva Sant’Elia “, geographers and filmmaker.

It’s a geographical and visual narrative project that proposes urban reflections, stories, experiences, conflicts from the point of view of the inhabitants for understanding the actual meaning of “outskirt”.

It is also the fourth experience of a form of social narrative that we call “geo- telling” and that questions the practices and the emotions of a non- representative urban geography.

The web-doc won in 2017 the first prize in “AltroFestival” for social communication (Capodarco, Italy) and was selected as a finalist in “PriMed – Prix de la Mediterlanée” (Marseille, France). In 2018 was presented in the “American Association of Geographers SHORTS Days” (New Orleans, USA).

Technical Information

authors

Silvia Aru, Bruno Chiaravalloti, Claudio Jampaglia, Maurizio Memoli

narrators

Giuseppina and Rita De Agostini, Rosy Fadda, Deborah Lai, Cenza Murru, Paola Murru, Rosa Sabati,

research direction producer

Maurizio Memoli

producer

Claudio Jampaglia

 images

Bruno Chiaravalloti

software

Nino Calabrò

art director

Francesco Merlini

collaborations

Emanuela Cara, Debora Locci, Gianni Lepori, Marcellino Cuccu

other contents

dynamic multiscreen homepage with sound
2 multimedia content video, historia and present photos, maps, texts e audio
1 photo gallery
diagrams of the field research

language

Italian

subtitles

English and French

production year

2015-2016

video

6 video-stories (28 min.)
6 video-portraits (19 min.)

financements

University of Cagliari and Prospekt 2015-2016

University of Cagliari, Regione Sardegna and City of Cagliari

http://webdoc.unica.it/santelia/index.php

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Those who stay

synopsis

At 3:36 a.m. in the night between the 23rd and the 24th of August 2016 a 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit central Italy. The epicenter was the small town of Accumoli, Lazio, at just 8 kilometers of depth. The towns of Amatrice, Accumoli, Arquata and Pescara del Tronto, amongst many others, were razed to the ground. 399 people were killed and nearly 10000 left homeless.

“Those who stay” is an ethnographic documentary that depicts the life in the aftermath of the disaster. The director spent three months living in a container in one of the 69 hamlets of Amatrice capturing stories, hopes, and everyday life.

The resulting documentary, through intimate stories and an ethic approach, drives us into the lives of the ones that, despite the difficulties, the trauma and the loss, decided to stay. The abnormality that becomes normality, the feeling of stillness and the strength of the people that has to cope with a torn landscape.

Despite the magnitude of the disaster and the vast territory, I have decided to focus on two groups of people: a couple of young horse farmers and a group of old ladies. Arianna decided to juxtapose images from their everyday lives together with frames of the nature that surrounds them.

What emerges is a deep portrait of the community, moving within static and projects, and of the resilience that links them all.

About the author

Arianna holds a BA in Theatre and Performing arts (University of Florence), a MA in Cultural Production and Journalism (Lumsa University, Rome) and a MA in Visual Anthropology (Goldsmiths University, London). Her interest focuses on displacement and memory.

After living in Spain, Ireland and in the UK and travels to numerous countries, she decided to use her endless curiosity to explore the world and tell meaningful stories through images and sound. She has worked as videographer and photographer with institutions and NGOs. “Those who stay”, her latest documentary, will be showed in various festivals in Europe. She is co-director of the Centre of Experimental Storytelling, a project that aims to give new tools to young people living in the areas of central Italy affected by the 2016 earthquake to investigate their trauma through visual storytelling. She is currently living in London, where she works as a freelance videographer, photojournalist, and ethnographer.

Filmography:

  • Those who stay (2017)
  • Memory (essay film, 2017)

Screening / award list:

  • October 2017 screening at Royal Anthropological Society, London
  • March 2018 screening at the 15th World Film Festival, Estonia – May 2018 screening at Ethnocineca 2018

Technical information:

Country: Italy / United Kingdom
Running Time: 20 minutes

Colour: Colour
Language: Italian

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Another Lisbon Story

synopsis

A favela in Lisbon, the residents are an active part of the decisions of the place where they live and a research team follows the process of inclusion in society.

The absence of a decent housing policy, in response to the needs of the lower income population, resulted in unofficial housing. Residents are unemployed or are having extremely poor working conditions. What they earn is not enough to rent a house and to support basic expenses such as food, water, electricity, gas, and transport.

In this context of social injustice which also transforms in a spatial injustice we currently have about 42 families, a couple of hundred people, women, children, men, elderly, people with disabilities and some with serious health problems. They live in a neighborhood without minimum hygienic conditions, with precarious homes, without sewers, not always with the available water and with an open dump which attracts rats, snakes, and pests.

The meeting between the community and a university research group starts a process of inclusion in society of this stigmatized neighborhood with the aim of a future consolidation and integration through shared urban planning: both through community self-production practices in their habitat and through movements of citizens in defense of their right to housing, right to place and right to the city.

The synergy between academic knowledge and the will of the community of change brings real changes both at the territorial level and at the population level of emancipation, even managing to involve other actors in the project as the municipality of Loures and a company collecting trash which led to a cleansing of the neighborhood the open dump and that way some public space was created.

Through the creation of these facilities and public spaces, although informal genesis, it triggers a process of recovery of an abandoned and poor part of the city; parts in which all citizens can attend the new equipment, building porosity conditions of the urban fabric within which, they can give and you can push mutual percolation of different social groups.

After this phase, the community has created its own neighborhood association, organizing internal meetings and began to relate directly with the municipality of Loures. And now struggling to achieve the main objective to have dignified housing is a possibility more realistic.

About the author:

Claudio Carbone

Potenza (IT) 1988
In 2007 I move to Rome to study architecture, my current profession, focusing on the iformal cities of Brazil, Rome and Lisbon and their inclusion processes.

My growing interest in social practices has led me to collaborate with a one-year research grant at the FLACSO Costa Rica “Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales”. There I did a case study on the movements of struggle within the spatial injustices taking place in indigenous territories.

I currently have a one-year research grant in Lisbon in the DINAMIA, CET-IUL, where I study again the processes of inclusion of informal territories in the metropolitan area of Lisbon.

Director and director of photography is the author of documentaries:

  • “Cielito Rebelde” (2016) 36′, Reportage on the movements of fighting in Mexico,
  • “Rosso Vivo” (2017) 60′ Documentay on over a communal occupation in Rome, film winner of 1 festival and received two special mentions in international festivals.
  • “Another Lisbon Story” (2017) 59′ Documentary on the process of inclusion of a slum in Lisbon society selected in 16 international festivals.
  • “Hasta que muera el sol” (2018) Documentary about indigenous fighting movements in Costa Rica.

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Rosso Vivo

synopsis

All Reds Rugby Roma, a popular sports team based on self-management creates an inclusive political project in an illegally occupied place.

At the end of the eighties, in Rome we have witnessed a process of re-appropriation of some unused places and buildings, where political collectives give new meaning to abandoned spaces of the city through the illegal occupation of public and private buildings. Thus is born the auto-recovery phenomenon of municipal buildings as a possible solution to the housing problem. The local and national politics timing is, in fact, irreconcilable with the emergencies of the city. The effects of privatization and sale system for the public entities continue to create new exclusions. In 2002, there was a new round of occupation, for example, empty buildings in Via Bruno Pellizzi, abandoned schools such as Casalbertone, the Cinema Impero in Torpignattara district and the ex-Greyhound racing track of the capital at Viale Marconi.

And exactly at the ex-Greyhound racing track (Today LOA ACROBAX) that the All Reds Rugby Roma team was born in 2005, with a female, male and youth project teams. Promoting a popular sport as a moment of aggregation based on anti-fascism, anti-racism, and anti-sexism ideals, they decide to clean up the old track for greyhound racing, abandoned for years, and turning it into a Federation-approved playground where you can now practice the sport, in freedom and freeway.

The All Reds Rugby Roma sports club is not for profit. All athletes, participating in the active life of the association, share the organization and all the decisions. Sports practice does not require a monthly fee but active participation in management and self-financing.

In this space, arise and grow new forms of aggregation, living, organization, transforming and reinventing spaces and uses. Recognizing the outcome of the stabilization process and the knowledge of these urban spaces reflects on the relationship between these and the success-failure of public programs and services for citizens. In the background, the action of an autonomous collective that is organized for the recovery spaces that work according to self-made and collective management models, becoming integration sites and social aggregation triggering forms of urban regeneration.

About the author:

Claudio Carbone

Potenza (IT) 1988
In 2007 I move to Rome to study architecture, my current profession, focusing on the iformal cities of Brazil, Rome and Lisbon and their inclusion processes.

My growing interest in social practices has led me to collaborate with a one-year research grant at the FLACSO Costa Rica “Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales”. There I did a case study on the movements of struggle within the spatial injustices taking place in indigenous territories.

I currently have a one-year research grant in Lisbon in the DINAMIA, CET-IUL, where I study again the processes of inclusion of informal territories in the metropolitan area of Lisbon.

Director and director of photography is the author of documentaries:

  • “Cielito Rebelde” (2016) 36′, Reportage on the movements of fighting in Mexico,
  • “Rosso Vivo” (2017) 60′ Documentay on over a communal occupation in Rome, film winner of 1 festival and received two special mentions ininternational festivals.
  • “Another Lisbon Story” (2017) 59′ Documentary on the process ofinclusion of a slum in Lisbon society selected in 16 internationalfestivals.
  • “Hasta que muera el sol” (2018) Documentary about indigenous fighting movements in Costa Rica.

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Terramotourism

synopsis

On 1 November 1755 an earthquake destroyed the city of Lisbon. Its impact was such that it displaced man from the center of creation. Its ruins legitimized Enlightened Despotism.

Lisbon today is trembling again, shaken by a tourist earthquake that transforms the city at cruising speed.
Its impact displaces the inhabitant of the center of the city. What new absolutisms will find their alibi here?

As the right to the city collapses, drowned by the discourse of identity and the authentic, the city creaks announcing the collapse and the urgency of a new way of looking at us, of reacting to a transformation, this time predictable, that the despair of the Capitalism pretends inevitable.

About the Authors

Left Hand Rotation is a collective based in Lisbon since 2011. Terremotourism is a subjective portrait of a city and its transformation during the last 6 years

http://www.lefthandrotation.com/

Film Information

Edited, produced and directed: Left Hand Rotation Collective
Música: Ricardo Jacinto
Year: 2016

Dur: 42 mins Format: MiniDV Aspect: 16:9 COLOR

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Pile : demolition permit

synopsis

For several decades in Roubaix, the district of Pile is gradually emptied of its inhabitants. As evidenced by its dozens of workers’ houses walled by the public authorities while waiting for the launch of a neighborhood renovation project.

It was finally launched in 2013 with the aim of “de-densifying” a district that is not well adapted to modern constructions and the objectives of “social mix” set by the town hall.

Believing that they could be associated with the renovation of their neighborhood, many residents realized that they had little space and decided to organize with the support of local associations.

This documentary looks back at a struggle of more than two years between a collective of inhabitants and the decision-makers of an urban renewal project of a popular district, as there are many others in France.

From the testimonies of several of its actors, we wanted to highlight the effects of these renovation processes in the daily life of the inhabitants who are the object, as well as the methods used to carry out these projects supposed to take account their expectations, hopes or fears for the future of a neighborhood in which solidarity and neighborhood ties are a fundamental resource.

From the formation of a collective mobilization to the difficulties faced by the lack of means of action through a feeling of disdain regularly denounced, this documentary also makes it possible to trace the stages of a fight reminding that the popular districts are far from being political deserts.

Short message from the authors

Some small things that can be important before seeing our documentary “Pile, permis de démolir”:

– the city of Roubaix in the north of France has a great working history and is therefore closely linked to immigration; several Portuguese live there! And if it is not one of the themes dealt with in the film, it is important to remember that the locals who speak also have immersed themselves in this historical context.

– the film was made collectively; what you will see was built with residents of a popular neighborhood who wanted to give a positive view of life and daily life in their neighborhood. It is not the point of view of the directors that is defended, but a collective view.

– The film tells a movement of residents that lasted more than two years, but was only filmed the last six months; after a year and a half, seeing that the fight was gradually losing, the villagers asked us to make the film.

– the group of residents had stopped, but some residents began to mobilize to talk about their experience in other districts of the city, which are also in difficulty against urban projects decided by the chamber.

We hope you enjoy viewing the film, and that questions and indignations arise.

Authors

Lucas Roxo is an independent journalist and documentary filmmaker. Author of radio, video and multimedia reports (Le Monde, RadioTélévision Suisse, L’Équipe, etc.), he also directed two other documentaries: La marche d’après and Sinto a tua falta. His approach reflects a strong interest in the themes of immigration and the fight against racism, and his work is also turned towards the Portuguese-speaking world (Portugal, Brazil, Portuguese-speaking Africa …). Very sensitive to the issue of transmission, Lucas Roxo also testifies to a rich experience of media education and information workshops throughout France (Roubaix, Créteil, Paris).

Simon Pillan has been working for several years on the issues of poor housing and urban transformation between Lille and Roubaix. He is a member of the Fives Popular Urbanism Workshop, in Lille, which acts in support of dislodged people, against the gentrification policies of working-class neighborhoods and for a city chosen by those who live there.

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Leti&Elis: Two faces of a day in the Valley of Mexico

synopsis

“Leti & Elis” immerses us for one day in the life of two women who live in the Valley of Mexico. Both of them work in the South of Mexico City. Elis rents and shares her apartment which is located seven minutes by bike from her office, while Leti, like thousands of people, spends six hours a day traveling by metro and bus to move from and back to her social housing that she is still paying in the municipality of Zumpango, in the State of Mexico. This ethno-urban documentary presents two contrasting faces of urban life in Mexico.

ColeKtivo PelíKano

ColeKtivo PelíKano is international and multidisciplinary (geography, sociology, urbanism) group of friends based in Mexico. We have gathered experiences around Latin America and Europe, and through different networks (Contested Cities, Habitat International Coalition, National Autonomous University of Mexico…), which have made us sensitive and critical about urban issues and struggles which take place in our cities (gentrification, turistificacion, social production of habitat…)

“Leti & Elis” is our first fully self-managed documentary: carried out thanks to the commitment of friends of the audiovisual world, and produced through a crowdfunding campaign and the Geography Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (IG-UNAM), through the project “Conacyt 247398 – Social housing policy and formal land market in the Metropolis of the Valley of Mexico”.

Technical Information

Leti&Elis: Dos caras de un día en el Valle de México
Leti&Elis: Two faces of a day in the Valley of Mexico

Directors: Pierre Arnold, Rosalía Camacho & Lisette Soto

Production year: 2017
Country of production: Mexico
Other countries of productors: Chile – France
Length: 29 min.

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A început ploaia

synopsis

Accordingly to Amnesty International, in Romania ‘the right to housing is not effectively recognized or protected by national legislation’ and Roma people are ‘disproportionally affected’ by forced evictions. A început ploaia is the first feature documentary narrating the full history of, and reasons behind, this continuous harassment and displacement.

The film follows the story of the Vulturilor 50 community
of Bucharest (100 individuals), whom dwelt on the street from September 2014 to June 2016 in order to fight
against the eviction from their home, enacting the longest and most visible protest for housing right in the history of contemporary Romania. The vicissitudes of this community are interpolated with a number of interviews with activists, scholars and politicians, composing a picture that speaks
of racial discrimination, homelessness, evictions, but also
of grassroots practices of resistance and social change. A început ploaia is the touching testament to the everyday revolution of Roma people fighting forced evictions from the centre of Bucharest, an endeavour made of fragile dwellings, provisional makeshifts and tenuous – but fierce – occupancy of public space.

Words from the director

MICHELE LANCIONE

The documentary is the result of more than two years of video-ethnographic work around forced evictions against Roma people in Bucharest, Romania. The director, Dr Michele Lancione, is an urban ethnographer working at Cardiff University. If at first his involvement with the Vulturilor 50 community was solely of activist nature, with the passing of time he started to work with them (and the cohort of activists involved in the resistance) on a more profound basis, sharing means and ideas. This eventually led to the production of activist-oriented videos and, then, to the realisation of the documentary. The aim of A început ploaia is twofold. On

the one hand, also through the activist and participatory approach foregrounding it, the documentary aims to support the struggle for the right to the city that Roma people are bringing to the fore in Bucharest. On the other hand, the film shows how it may be possible to mix academic fieldwork, activist-oriented work and visual methods to create space for empowering experiences and meaningful exchange. Detailed info on the process of making the film can be here: http://www.michelelancione.eu/video-ethnography/how-we- made-a-inceput-ploaia

Technical Information

Running time: 71 minutes MPAA: Not rated

Aspect ratio: 16×9, 1920×1080 Year: 2017

Language: Romanian, subtitled in English, Italian, Spanish Production company: A Community Productions LTD Website: http://www.acommunityproductions.com
Film website: http://www.ainceputploaia.com

Main Credits

Lived and experienced by the people of Vulturilor 50 Written, researched and directed by Michele Lancione Produced by A Community Productions

Editing and motion graphics by Eleonora Mignoli Graphic Design by Anouvong Southiphong

Colour Grading by Jack Strange
Music Licensing by Francesco Menegat
Sound mix by Alessandro Ciani
Translations from Romanian by Alina Huzui-Stoiculescu

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