MON 07 SEPT
The Muse ART GALLERY
269 Portobello Road, W11 1LR





Documentary


6 - 10 pm

WHEN HADES BURSTS WITH BLOOMS
LENA MATTSSON 58m 12
When Hades bursts with blooms"" is the title of my film documentary/HD Video triptych, a collaboration with the Swedish punk icon Stry Terrarie Kanarie, the artist Carin Carlssn and the poet and writer Clemens Altgård. We will go on a journey from the beginning of punk, through the post-punk era to this day. What did the world look like then and what does it look like now? Art Documentary Sweden

Take This Longing
Hannah Gal 25m 12A
The story of London's homeless mothers struggling with life on the street as well as the torment of separation from their children. Filmed in London, in collaboration with an advocacy for the homeless. Includes contribution by JK Rowling's charity, Lumos.
Documentary Britain

Was Not Heard
Keith Allott 4m U
A documentary using the words of young people to highlight how it feels to be unheard and the effect that has. Documentary Britain

Paradise
Mateo Cabeza 20m U
Ahmed, Taha and the intimacy between a father and a son who survive inside a children's hospital room.
Documentary Spain

SPOKO ( THE BLIND FOOTBALL COACH)
WIM STEYTLER 10m U
Dumisani Ntombela has never seen a football stadium. But he coached a women’s soccer team to the Premier League. Then he lost his funding and his team. He wants to get them back on the field. Documentary South Africa

TERRARIA
HANNA HOVITIE 17m 12
In peaceful swampland, a solitary man wades through long grass, crawling carefully through the water. Unable to fit in with the world of humans, he prefers to spend his time with cold-blooded reptiles, caring for them with extraordinary empathy. Solitude is his way of survival but also his biggest enemy. Social Documentary Belgium/Finland/Hungary/Portugal”

Outside The Oranges Are Blooming
Nevena Desivojević 20m U
High above the mountains, a man endures alone in a disappearing village. Wandering through the misty nature, rooming among the walls of his
dark house, he bewails his condition as a man doomed to serve the
surrounding he is rejected by.
Documentary Serbia

GIORGOS AND POLYA
POLINA MOSHENSKA 11m 12
This is a documentary story of love, a story about the long-distance relationship that started in September 2014, while war in Ukraine and the economic crisis in Greece were taking a dramatic turn. Documentary GREECE

BY THE RIVER
DAN BRAGA ULVESTAD 25m 12A
Stretching along the river Ganges rests Varanasi, the holiest of India’s seven sacred cities, and a place where devout Hindus go to die in hopes of achieving moksha - becoming liberated from the cycle of rebirth. Several so-called ‘death hotels’ exist to accommodate believers who abandon their lives and come here in wait for death - some for as long as 40 years.
Documentary Australia

BLUE BOY
MANUEL ABRAMOVICH 18m 18
What are you up to tonight? Do you want me? We could have fun together... Seven Romanian male-to-male sex workers in Berlin have their portraits taken as they listen and react to recordings of their own experiences. By turning the process of exploitation into a spectacle, the camera becomes a client highlighting the inevitable performativity of such power relations. Documentary Argentina/Germany

Wicca Reincarnate
Katya Kan 33m 18
Filmed in UK locations including London, Cornwall and Suffolk, this short documentary explores the modern day Wicca tradition in England. This project presents a series of interviews with experts, practitioners and the Museum of Witchcraft representatives in Boscastle, Cornwall, as well as present day rituals, dance performances, and Cornish landscapes. The media employed within this initiative will include 16mm film, digital, as well as 2D animation and stop motion. The overarching style of this piece is that of playful experimental juxtapositions of photos, ritual footage and original artwork, which I completed as well as more renowned artists. The underlying themes of this short documentary are the exploration of the historical origins of the contemporary Wicca tradition.
Documentary London, England




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