The Memory of Glitch

The memory of glitch explores the entanglements of smoke and pixels, trees and humans, loss and recovery. Attempting to connect to a ‘lost’ landscape, a filmmaking researcher dives into a burned-down forest in Oregon, U.S.A., to create a sense for the (de)composition of memory and place. Her voice guides the audience with personal reflections on loss while glimpses of bare soil, rock formations and mountains form new horizons. Together, you will visit this ‘black cathedral’ in a montage of found footage, Google Maps explorations, and material recorded during fieldwork. The film plays with ideas of fiction and reality and questions our relationship with the on- and offline environments we inhabit.


The Body Won’t Close

Legend has it that the capoeira player Besouro Mangangá summoned Bahia’s full magical power to seal his body from harm. Neither bullets nor knives could pierce his skin anymore. But his enemies knew that the act of love could remove this magical protection and so they sent him a beautiful woman. Even today, young men in Santo Amaro tell each other the story of Besouro Mangangá and link it to the violent reality of their precarious lives.

THE BODY WON’T CLOSE is an intimate and sensory journey into the experiential worlds of young men at the margins of Brazilian society. Driven by a queer sensibility, the film poetically explores the dilemma of the human body as a porous structure and the impossibility of closing oneself off from the world, and from love.

Soldier on the Roof

Hebron, only a dot on the world map, but a place that is known and recognized worldwide as the center of many conflicts between Israelis and Palestinians. It is also the place where patriarch Abraham has his tomb. Esther Hertog, a young Israeli – Dutch filmmaker spent three years in Hebron. She observed the daily life of the settlers, which resulted in a fascinating document, the absurd mix of soldiers, ideological settlers and their children playing. As a character driven documentary the essential narrative of ‘Soldier on the Roof’ depicts the filmmaker’s personal quest to understand the daily lives and motivations of Hebron’s settlers.