POSITIONING at Lago Film Fest!
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About The Event
The cultural association VeNe & futuremellon/not yet art have been invited by Lago Film Festival to curate a short program on the theme of POSITIONING. RHIZOPHORA, a documentary film directed by Julia Metzger-Traber and Davide De Lillis in collaboration with the seeds of PossAbility has been selected by VeNe and futuremellon/not yet art as we believe that it successfully responds to the Open Call on Positioning as a sociopolitical practice.
"[...] Between 1962 and 1971, the US Airforce sprayed nearly 20,000,000 U.S. gallons of the herbicide Agent Orange over the jungles and fields of Vietnam, stripping the forests naked to reveal the human targets. Between 3 and 4 million Vietnamese have suffered severe health effects caused by genetic mutation from the chemicals in Agent Orange. The mutated DNA is passed down from generation to generation. The war ended 40 years ago, but Agent Orange lives on in people’s bodies and in the earth. No one knows how long it will take to dissolve if it is not cleaned up. So, something must be done."
"[...] Rhizophora was conceived of and realized in a collaborative process between the Seeds of PossAbility, the featured group of residents, and the Berlin based performing arts duo ¿Che.Ne.So?. It is both an attempt to raise awareness about the continuing devastation of the Vietnam War as well as an ode to the power of life, which can flourish in even the most toxic of circumstances"
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