Time and place
Sunday, 16 September 2018 at 19:50
Velikan Park – Hall 2: Александровский парк, 4к3, парк Александровский, Санкт-Петербург, Россия
"People of the Wasteland"
People of the Wasteland is an experimental short-film, in a first-person point of view, depicting the clashes of Syrian fighters in the front line. In the chaos of war, the lines between right and wrong become blurred. This exclusive Go-Pro footage from inside war aims to remind us that in a territory where the landscape and the people are ephemeral because of war, only the camera can remain alive, and only the image of a certain moment can remain eternal.
This haunted reverie drops us inside an Istanbul retirement home, where the battle- scarred residents revel in the camera’s attention. A creaky-voiced woman shares her personal account of the Armenian genocide, a sweetly deluded pianist performs a composition before confessing his love and a blind photographer fiddles with his flash as he points his own camera back at us. All the while, however, the ominous transformation of the land is taking place at the hands of construction machinery.