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 … Continue reading Atrezzo

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 … Continue reading Next Stop: La Latina

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 … Continue reading Sant’elia. fragments of a daily space

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 … Continue reading Another Lisbon Story

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 … Continue reading Rosso Vivo

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 … Continue reading Terramotourism

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 … Continue reading Pile : demolition permit

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

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 … Continue reading A început ploaia