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SELECTION 2008
Lices - between July 2 and July 5

           
selection 2008 / title :::: 66 films, 65 authors, 16 countries Belgium/ Canada/ Czech Republic/ France/ Germany/ Israel/ Japan/ Lebanon/ Netherlands/ Portugal/ Slovakia/ Slovenia/ Spain/ Sweden/ Switzerland/ USA/

sadescription ...still...tripping...
4mn   color   stereo   2007   USA
by Flame Schon
These 4 minutes of a ride beside the full moon railroad track (with lightning) are a gift outside of time... We've all been there.
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sadescription 172 souls on grey
4mn15   color   stereo   2007   Germany
by Joerg Wolff
For round about 45 minutes a freeway was closed for 172 drivers and passengers to act a choreography in front of 3 fixed cameras in different positions. A choreography of amorphous humans: we can’t see them, but we can see the suggestions. epilepsy warning: persons with an epilepsy addiction: this dvd contains extreme flashing pictures.
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sadescription 1969
1mn15   color   stereo   2006   France
by Nicolas Gerber
The projects that interest me are in the fields of artconomy, improvisation, experimental measures, circulation and "recuperation", rituals, forgotten technologies...
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sadescription A Droite Toute
16mn10   color   stereo   2007   France
by 360° et même plus
Saturday June 9th 2007, upon a call from The Closed Circles Private Union, the right wing spreads over Marseilles.
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sadescription a View±3.1
9mn30   color   stereo   2006   USA
by So Young Yang
A human habitat, cars, roads, a church, factories, etc,—some of the epitomizing elements of [re]development are inadvertently situated together at the edge of this nameless city in South Korea. “Modernization” in the form of eradication has been our virtue during the latter half of the last century. The “new” prevails over everything, hence, the imminent death of the small rice field. This is an accolade to the being that represents perseverance.
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sadescription Anticipation
11mn43   color & b/w   stereo   2007   France
by Johanna Vaude
Like a nightmare, "Anticipation" is a film about alienation, paranoia and mental confusion where human being tries to find the strength to resist to an inhuman scenario’s society.
self-production
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sadescription Bareback II
6mn   color   stereo   2007   Germany
by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
The experimental film tells the story of a homeless person, who lost its identity in all the traumatic experiences it was undergoing. Again, Agricola de Cologne uses the form of the allegorical representation for pointing to essential questions of human existence. All people are homeless in on or the other way, most however, suffer from it without being aware of it. The film is a mirror of our time which has lost its roots.
self-production
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sadescription Chemin des Cerisiers
3mn10   color   stereo   2007   France
by Elisa Ghnassia - Desyeux
Cherry road Flashmob somewhere in Lyon people are playing sublimation.
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sadescription Chiens italiens
2mn36   color   stereo   2007   Switzerland
by René Fahrni
The dogs hardly notice me. The ant doesn’t want to drown and the plastic army waits for nothing. I save the ant from the water.
self-production
distribution : F+F Schule für Kunst und Mediendesign
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sadescription Ciao Chaos
8mn   color   stereo   2008   Canada
by Sébastien Pesot
Self-portrait notebook. Road trip and fireworks. Imbroglio and train of thought. Journey’s end.
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sadescription D- Bit
5mn07   color   sil   2008   France
by Sylvain Legrand
Vibrascopic : ocular vibro-massage from vibrascopic code structure.
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sadescription Dress Birthday
1mn33   color   stereo   2008   France
by Houssam Harfouche
A dress unused for a long time, get out for breathing.
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sadescription Erratic Meandering
6mn26   color   stereo   2007   France
by Ariane Maugery
In "Erratic Meandering", the walking body diffuses into a floating medium which reveals a specific state of concentration, and step by step, builds up a danced-space upon sliding into the encountered sites. The entanglement of these stratified space-times creates an emotionnal overwhelming of sensations which produces an intensive, rhythmic experience.
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sadescription Evaporation
12mn22   color & b/w   stereo   2007   Czech Republic
by Simon Chang
As if all you can do here is leave, And plunge, never to return, Into the depth. Into unfathomable life. ("Utopia" de Wislawa Szymborska)
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sadescription Everyone I have Ever Known
3mn30   color   stereo   2006   USA
by Salise Hughes
The narrator is standing in a long dark cave illuminated by torchlight, where everyone he has ever known seems to appear before him one by one.
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sadescription Fashion Death
4mn37   color   stereo   2007   Spain
by Daniel Rodrigo
It isn’t absurd that the death worries about his physical appearance and be scared of the social exclusion? It isn’t absurd that the death being consumer without taking care of the ecological balance, the distribution of the richness and the pollution? It isn’t absurd that the death being reflect in the human defects/faults? Humans, humans, what is that? Absurds, in an absurd world. Fashion death plays with the cult of the image, the physical apparence and herself. Fashion death is metaphoric and pardoxical, dark and funny, inanimated and human. If you are unhappy with your figure during the centuries and you are immortal,you kill yourself? And if your are mortal, divine and cool you will extinguish anyway,....
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sadescription France 2007
18mn   b/w   sil   2007   France
by Gee-Jung Jun
There are no victims, no rights to defend, it happens in France, in 2007, in a suburb of Lyon, where roumanians gypsies live, forgotten by society, without identity cards, without rights, people who, in another situation, would be called "untouchables"
production : Film flamme/Polygone étoilé
distribution : Film flamme/Polygone étoilé
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sadescription Iceland
4mn19   b/w   stereo   2006   France
by Fabienne Gautier
Iceland's landscape seemed to reflect a particular internalization of feeling. The piece was shot in B&W super 8 while driving across Iceland in 2004. This work speaks to this internal mind.
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sadescription Identity Theft
2mn   color   stereo   2007   USA
by Neil Needleman
This is a true story that teaches schmendricks like me a valuable lesson: Always check your bank statements to see if unscrupulous, underhanded, deceitful, remorseless, thieving perverts have their hands in your cookie jar. (And I hate to think where their hands had been before.)
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sadescription In memory of Memory 1
6mn   color & b/w   stereo   2007   Slovakia
by Mirka Majorošová & Lukáš Matejka & Matej OpálenÝ
In memory of Memory1 consists of three audiovisual attempts to show and scan then the phenomena of memory and it's hidden places.
production : Academy of Fine Arts / inyfilm.sk
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sadescription In memory of Memory2
5mn30   color & b/w   stereo   2006   Slovakia
by Michal Simonfy & Dano Dida & Robert Palkovich
In memory of Memory2 consists of three audiovisual attempts to show and scan then the phenomena of memory and it's hidden places.
production : Academy of Fine Arts / inyfilm.sk
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sadescription Interstate (part two)
4mn   color   stereo   2007   USA
by Jason Cortlund & Julia Halperin
Interstate (part two) uses a Choubi-style pop song from Iraq, Oh Mother, The Handsome Man Tortures Me, as the basis for a caged tiger dance video. The original 40-second source clip has been manually remixed for time and syncopation with the song’s gunfire-inspired beat.
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sadescription J'aime Bond
2mn10   color   stereo   2008   France
by Yves-Marie Mahé
I hate C.I.A.
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sadescription Jeuness
1mn30   color   stereo   2008   France
by Yves-Marie Mahé
Welkkkhome in France.
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sadescription L'étau
4mn30   color   stereo   2007   Canada
by Annick Saint-Louis
Super 8 images of places and of people gazing into the camera. Their glances cross, though they are from different times.
self-production
distribution : Groupe Intervention Vidéo
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sadescription La Caverne
6mn41   color   stereo   2006   France
by Sylvain Frebourg
Towers open fire.
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sadescription La chair du coquelicot/ body of war V
8mn45   color & b/w   stereo   2008   France
by Isabelle Schneider
A petal, a war... a petal, a death, a life. Over the fragility of our flesh slide a soft regard....
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sadescription La fin de la faim
0mn40   b/w   stereo   2008   France
by Yves-Marie Mahé
I love slowly.
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sadescription La Traverse
12mn42   color   stereo   2007   Lebanon
by Sirine Fattouh
La traverse is a expérimental vidéo about my impressions of the situation in Lebanon. I am not trying to expose any personal point of view or critisize anything, this vidéo is just about my perception about this country that is constantly in conflict. I worked the editing part on the rhythm of the music. I invite the audience to do his own experience of the vidéo.
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sadescription La ville, un jour de désir
9mn17   color & b/w   stereo   2007   France
by Didier Feldmann
"City, a day of desire" is a four-part musing, each part being a true videographic short story devoted to the city, this abstract entity where more often than not, to err is urban. Short story 1 : Urban Caresses. Short story 2 : Building. Short story 3 : The Time? Short story 4 : The Possibility of a Future.
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sadescription Le Havre : Port
6mn   b/w   stereo   2008   France
by Christophe Guérin
The camera lens captures, frame by frame, the port of Le Havre during a chaotic journey. Ruins of present and future, docks and warehouses, cranes and tractors, container architecture and men at work appear in the landscape.
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sadescription Les Amoureuses (part 1)
10mn16   b/w   stereo   2006   France
by Kennedy JAMES
Video as a living painting…
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sadescription Libera me
12mn   color   stereo   2007   France
by Pierre Merejkowsky
She wants to be a rich and famous actress. I'm not the father.
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sadescription Living land
4mn13   color   stereo   2008   Portugal
by Jonathan Franco
The picture of a field taken in mid fifties slightly changes itself thru time as it witnesses the passing of various generations of families that inhabit it. Presently it is a city occupied by a larger and diversified population that have altered completely the landscape in a few decades. Land is like a living creature that naturally changes its shape very slowly. This work is about the memory of a land and how we relate to it as time goes by. The field appears to be always the same as if averse to any kind of change.
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sadescription Loose Magnetic
24mn44   color   stereo   2007   Japan
by Kotaro Tanaka
This video consists of four "stories". First one’s about visible things and invisible things. Second one’s about private things and constructive things. Third one’s about the meaning and appearance of text. Last one’s about the difference of eyes. Every chapter’s magnetized by only vision.
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sadescription Love Puzzle 6
8mn   color   stereo   2007   Netherlands
by Marina Chernikova
Fragmentary images of body parts appear and disappear on a black screen, thus forming compositions similar to unfinished puzzles. When the image of love making couple seems nearly completed, some elements vanish and combination disintegrates. Then an invisible hand begins to play with the picture of human happiness all over again.
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sadescription Manie III - La Couette
4mn   color   stereo   2008   France
by Carole Contant
Habit III - The quilt (2006 - super 8, B&W and color at 18ips - 4') And you, how do you do your quilt ? Trying to link of "Le beurre" (the butter) and "La vaisselle" (the dishes), my two last habits, an operation completely displaced ! This movie has fallowed the constraints of Sepmtember 2005, November 2006 and January 2006 : a little movie in 3 times.
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sadescription menSonges
10mn   color   stereo   2008   France
by Gérard Cairaschi
Cinema and dream are both the most frequent relations we have with illusions and lies. Dream reconstitutes the world, and cinema "the daydream" interprets the appearance of things. Art and cinema, the means through which dream finds its way back to reality, art and dreams, also lies that tell the truth. In The "Odyssey" (canto IX), Ulysses, called "the prince of the liars" starts the story of his journey. Coming from the oral tradition, The Odyssey bears the mark of an archaïc dream, that of the impossible and constantly postponed return to one' own or the object of one's desire. The trace of a wandering among one's dreams and lies. Lies and dreams as beneficial products and medium of the "roaming of our senses".
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sadescription metamorphosis
5mn32   color   stereo   2007   Germany
by Christin Bolewski
Growth gets confronted with destruction, aesthetic beauty with rotten ugliness. Using the possibilities of modern video processing and animation techniques the motif of a still life gets fragmented. Different parts of the image are arranged running simultaneously forward or backward, in fast motion or being looped – the still life starts to “breathe”.
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sadescription Mode
3mn22   color   stereo   2007   France
by Elisa Ghnassia - Desyeux
Delphine Morand's portrait of a fashion designer in Lyon. Another world, another work, Let's dance.
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sadescription Movement 2
2mn52   color   stereo   2007   Belgium
by Alexandra Dementieva
Sketch about movements and sound.
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sadescription Muybridge 2.0
3mn   b/w   stereo   2007   Spain
by Gonzalo De Pedro Amatria
What if Edward Muybridge raise his head? He would find a world full of bytes, zeroes and ones, dancing at dusk, maddened horses and apocalyptic sounds.
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sadescription My Life
0mn35   color   mono   2007   Slovenia
by Toma Lapajne
A very short video of my life.
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sadescription Neighbour’s TV mealtime
10mn42   color   stereo   2007   Netherlands
by Milos Peskir & Vesna Spasic
Video art piece “Neighbour’s TV mealtime” constructed as a collage of constant change of material as a random switched from one to another, reminds on switching TV channels. Still material is captured in certain concept of hard and light spheres. Searching for adequate visual solutions more than for reasonable story line. Even so team is surely there looking in to the somebody’s/neighbour’s plate/TV taste/unspecified circle thoughts.
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sadescription Not Enough Night
7mn44   color & b/w   stereo   2007   USA
by Dan Boord & Luis Valdovino
The Longmont Colorado gas station that Jack Kerouac wrote about in "On the Road" was moved twice to protect it from certain destruction. Our present day bulldozes the past to make room for quaint condominiums and homes that pretend to be part of an American yesteryear of cottages and town squares. "Not Enough Night" is a swan song for bygone hipsters, who longed for more "life" amid the coming storm of the post-World War II suburbs, shopping malls and the lonely existence of the solitary consumer.This tape commemorates the passing of the fiftieth year since the publication of "On the Road."
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sadescription objets non-domestiqués
2mn48   color   stereo   2006   France
by Nicolas Gerber
A ritual of object is elaborate in order to give place to a reflexion on the representation of the "object of art".
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sadescription Ophélie touche le fond
4mn20   color   sil   2006   France
by Virginie Foloppe
"Ophelia" is based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet. In my video, Ophelia who had absorb too much digitaline to calm down her cardiac palpitations respire a nymphea to reduce her desire. Then she put her head into fresch water. Cant her hart stopped to beat ?
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sadescription Passing
9mn40   color   stereo   2007   France
by Fabienne Gautier
A short slice of life on the street. One homeless person captured on video dealing with his isolation on the streets of Paris.
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sadescription Périphérique
3mn59   color & b/w   stereo   2008   USA
by Dan Nadaner
One is in a crowd. Where does the mind go when it wonders where everyone is going? "Périphérique" is a metaphor for the unpredictable thoughts that pass through the mind in any place, any situation. In the city. Driving the ring road. In a recovery room. In a state of exhaustion. The half-heard sounds. The ideas on the periphery.
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sadescription Pont
1mn57   color   stereo   2006   France
by Nicolas Gerber
The place like raw material and sound experiments in various types of context… with Natacha Muslera and Marie Passarelli
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sadescription Real-Life Documentary : A Real-Life Documentary
14mn20   color   stereo   2007   USA
by Neil Needleman
What does a documentarian really think about while documenting real people in the real world? On the one hand, this is a documentary about some of the people who live in, beg in, sleep in, and stagger through New York’s Grand Central Station. On the other hand, it’s a reflection on what it means to document real life with a camera.
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sadescription Remains
6mn   color   stereo   2008   Israel
by Guli Silberstein
A video dream, composed from six image scenes, one minute long each. The grainy blown-up images are collected from various sources, detached from context, accompanied by a distorted Bach soundtrack. The video concerns perception, visual representation and sense of diffusion. What is happening in between the pixels ?
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sadescription Sebastian
6mn   color & b/w   stereo   2007   USA
by Ann Steuernagel
"Sebastian" is a reference to Saint Sebastian who was sentenced to death by arrows. This piece, derived from found footage, is a reverie about beauty, destruction and the unconscious.
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sadescription Severing the Soul
18mn   color   stereo   2008   USA
by Barbara Klutinis
Found footage interweaves an account of Rosemary Kennedy's lobotomy procedure in 1941 with an overview of the psychosurgery movement of the 1930's to 1960's in the U.S.
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sadescription Sisyphe
8mn28   color   stereo   2008   France
by Inés Wickmann
Lost in the middle of a labyrinth of walls, stairs and halls, a being begins his eternal ascent, evoking to the mythical Sisyphus in his infinite task. In this skyless, empty space, a body moves with wavering steps.
self-production
distribution : Groupe Intervention Vidéo
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sadescription St Eugène sous l’acacia
1mn52   color   sil   2008   France
by Emmanuelle Sarrouy
One day, under the acacia, I met my ancestor. I understood that years after, on st Eugene’s day. Electricity send lighting messages. The hand and the eye just have to let themselves be carried by its mysteroius dance.
production : Endogène
distribution : Endogène
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sadescription Tabla aeróbica nº4 (Entrenamiento para pintores)
9mn   color & b/w   stereo   2007   Spain
by Gonzalo De Pedro Amatria
Five steps set any painting apart from the screen of a small local cinema... X rays, vinegar and Super 8 used to measure the distance between oil paintings and celluloid.
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sadescription The Bleak
9mn   color   stereo   2008   USA
by Sandra Powers & Timur Bekbosunov
Inspired by the Soviet avant-garde phase of Russian constructivism, this music film is based on the song "Autumn", composed by Vadim Kozin in 1939. Recorded and filmed over the span of three months in autumn of 2007, the music film reevaluates the era of Soviet utopia in the light of Kozin’s diary entries of 1955-56, and examines the singer’s own psychological states of mind.
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sadescription The Lonely Girl
12mn50   color   stereo   2006   USA
by Ellen Zweig
"The Lonely Girl" is a portrait of Chinese opera star, Qian Yi. Originally from Shanghai, she now lives in New York; she feels caught between two cultures, not really at home in either place. She prepares for a performance, rehearses several songs from the Kunqu opera, The Peony Pavilion. Qian Yi remembers her childhood and talks about the aesthetics of her craft as an opera performer.
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sadescription The Millard Symphony
15mn   color & b/w   stereo   2007   Canada
by Allan Brown
A hypnotic 4 part journey into the individualistic regime of “motivational” salesmanship that travels through industrial, pastoral and institutional landscapes of catatonic conventionality and cultish capitalism.
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sadescription This is my Time / Este é o meu tempo
2mn   color   stereo   2006   Portugal
by Rita Macedo
This is my time. Unstoppable. It marches restlessly, not conscious of anything outside of its cruel rhythm.
self-production
distribution : Groupe Intervention Vidéo
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sadescription tree stain man (hommage to stan)
4mn12   color   sil   2007   Belgium
by Peter Snowdon
An experimental round dance in three movements, composed using footage of trees taken in Oxford in spring 2001. My first ever roll of Kodachrome 40. A homage to the life-in-work of Stan Brakhage.
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sadescription Undisclosed Beauty
3mn13   color   stereo   2008   Sweden
by Anders Weberg
Even though you spit me in the eyes I don’t have a clear vision.
production : Recycled Image Studio
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sadescription Violence
0mn50   color   stereo   2008   France
by HELLAIMORTH
Trailer 2.
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sadescription Vivre vite
1mn45   color   stereo   2008   France
by Yves-Marie Mahé
did you like bus ?
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distribution : Light Cone
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sadescription What for What
9mn   color & b/w   stereo   2008   USA
by John Davis
This short film emphasizes the notion that life is an unalienable human right, and lawful murder a fallacy. Utilizing the US State of Georgia's death chamber audio recording from the botched execution of Alpha Otis O'daniel Stevens, the film encourages continued debate over the practice of capital punishment.
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