Rebellions films are no longer available to book. Our autumn 2020 programme ended on Thursday 26 November.
The Rebellions programme is a journey through ways of living together. How can we coexist, share, and build our common spaces?
Where’s Edson? asks this by building companionship with the Movement of Homeless Workers of Brasilia, sharing with us their struggle for respect, and their sharp vision over the neo-capitalistic drive of the country’s recent history.
Our Land, Our Altar is an elegy to the families of the Aleixo neighbourhood in Porto, a social housing complex in one of the most beautiful parts of the city. It film mourns a way of organizing, a class and the powerful connections among humans in that world that seems to be damned.
The Unknown, the latest film by Simplice Ganou - one of our filmmaker’s focus from our summer programme - is a rebellious and uncomfortable intervention in reality: “How do I make a friend?”, asks the filmmaker, arriving from Ouagadougou to Winterthur.
Antonio & Piti brings the touching and inspiring life journey of a couple who broke all conventions to be together: an indigenous man and a white woman, in the ’70s, decided to raise a family and fight for the land rights of their people. Their son is now running for Mayor of the city nearby.
Outside and The Filmmaker’s House are two films made at home. The first is a quarantine film - made during the Spring peak of the COVID pandemic in Paris; the second is an obsessive exercise by a filmmaker who wants to understand hospitality and brings to play his limitations, fears and good-intentioned failures. A critique of the systems we put in place to ‘integrate the other’, without really allowing others to change our ways of living.
In The Art of Living in Danger, women in Iran decide to change the law and fight for their rights to be respected and visible. They share traumatic experiences and dreams, they confront power, they are here to change their country into a kinder and fairer place.
Camagroga speaks of how traditional practices and generational transmission are ways of building bonds and producing meaning. Following the four seasons of a crop in Spain, it shows an alternative to the extractive and exploitative ways in which agriculture is being invaded by competition and profit-oriented management.
Back Yard and Constructions bring us back home - from the filmmaker’s backyard where we meet the voice of a visionary neighbour, to the house of a poet’s family, where three generations coexist, on their organic chaos and collaborative survivalism, while the poet writes, and translates old Arab poets.
Rebellions is supported by Bertha Foundation