Latin & Canadian Experimental Films
*ALL FILMS WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES*
Regular screenings are restricted to those 18 years of age or older according to the Ontario Theatres Act.
2019 - Canada -3’ - Animation
Wildflowers highlights all the courageous migrant people that have been forced to leave their land and loved ones. Especially the QT2SBIPOC immigrant/migrant experiences, who are super vulnerable, particularly Trans people, of who we celebrate, love and want to thrive.
LAL has long advocated for safe spaces and continues to create electronic music’s initial vision of creating spaces where people come together to feel safer, dance, explore sexuality, take care of each other, and collectively heal. ‘Dark Beings’ reflects the continued resilience of our communities.
Grabados del Ojo Nocturno | Flores Silvestres
2016 - Moroco & Ecuador, Documentary/Experimental
Alchemy Film Festival
A collage of memories turned sensory vision and ritual travelogue, from the Sahara desert to the waters of South America, passing through an old ancestors abode.
Eduardo Williams y Mariano Blatt
2019, Argentina, Suiza, Guineau Bissau, 23’
Cinéma du réel
Boulder International Film Festival
No es (It isn’t) is a cumulative poem which constant writing process extends over a lifetime. The text of the poem can cover anything. With that list of “what seems to be but isn’t”, Parsi observes in a perpetual movement the spaces and people to create another poem that is caressed, crashes and spins next to No es.
It Matters What
2019 - Canada 9´ Experimental
Edinburgh Int'l Film Festival
Vastlab experimental film festival
Absences and translations motivate this experimental animation in an exploration of the methods and materials of reproduction and inscription. The inquiry is set within a framework of practical and critical human relationships with other-than-human-species elucidated by the theorist Donna Haraway.
A fragment from Haraway’s essay & “Tentacular” Thinking: Anthropocene, Capitalocene,Chthulucene is reworked here as a poetic manifesto. Enigmatic found-footage calls into question human violence over animal species. Plant life is both the subject matter of the images and assists the means of photographic reproduction. The techniques used include in-camera animation, contact prints and phytograms created by the exposure of 16mm film overlaid with plant material and dried for hours in direct sunlight.
Marcos Joao Serafim Neto & Jefferson Kielwagen & Steevens Simeon
2016 - Haiti & U.S.A. 15´ Experimental/Documentary
Revolutions Per Minute Festival
African Smartphone International Film Festival
Nuit Blanche de Port-au-Prince
GEDE VIZYON is a short, experimental documentary shot in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as part of the 5th Ghetto Biennale. Produced in collaboration with Marcos Serafim (Brazil), Steevens Simeon (Haiti), Jean-Daniel Lafontant (Haiti), Evelyne Thelus aka Mambo Jacqueline (Haiti) and Jefferson (Zé) Kielwagen. Using a goat and two portable cameras, we captured video footage of the Port-au-Prince Grand Cemetery. Later, in response to this footage, Ougan (priest) Jean-Daniel Lafontant created the poetry that became the narration, and Mambo (priestess) Jacqueline sung the religious songs that became the soundtrack. These audio recordings happened at the house (shrine) of Ogou at Temple Narivéh, in Port-au-Prince.
Recreactions (From The House in Ruins 1)
Jorge Lozano, 2017, 5’, Canada/Colombia
Recreactions is a work about (re)inhabiting displacement. It is a response to the infrastructural dispositions that enable the uncovering of accidental force relations hidden within the folds of everyday encounters (abandoned spaces) with autobiographical memories.
Los Años | The Years
2019 - Mexico 8´ - Documentary/Experimental
Birthdays and their celebrations are a pervasive way with which we measure our lives and the passage of time. The Years is a meditation on time, memory and mortality through our representation in images and rituals throughout our lives. A representation of the circular nature of time and generational continuity, the short film ultimately highlights the abstract ways in which we understand time and collective experience.
2019 - Canada-3´- Experimental
Bogotá Experimental Film Festival
A pathway through time captures the changing of seasons and the evanescence of love. Mer Bleue was shot on 16 mm and video at the Mer Bleue bog in Ottawa, Canada.
2018- Colombia -Canada - 6’ - Experimental
A garden between Oakland and Berkley where its inhabitants, marginalized by gentrification, plant fruit trees and flowers to pay homage to their loved ones who died in battles against poverty. This is a space of love and freedom cared by Brian for the last 25 years. The island resists, as a living legacy of the Black Panthers who were the first to organize the neighborhood.