If we should choose only one of the characteristics of Camera Zizanio 2016, we would have a hold on what nine children give us. Children unknown to one another: Max from America, Maia from Canada, Tobby from England, Stanislawa from Belgium, Artemis, Iasonas, Konstantis and Maximos from Greece, Zahra from Iran.
What do these children from the four corners of earth, from different socio-economic and cultural environments, have in common? They are all 10 years old. They are filmmakers. They made movies completely on their own, without the framework of a collective workshop! It is quite extraordinary that in this early age they handle with ability the new technologies making complete works. But not only this. These works have an essential content, so their production required complex intellectual processes.
It is not about whizkids. It is the new generation that has been revealed to us. The one that can seize the reality, talk about it, intervene. As Stanislawa does with her film welcoming the refugees and guiding them around her city, in the very heart of Europe, Brussels. It seems that the hurdle is so low. And as long as the hurdle gets lower, our responsibilities towards them grow and notably the responsibilities of those who are in decision-making positions.
Perry the shipwreck survivor, 5’14’’/ 2016 by Iasonas Anastasopoulos, Greece.
A short filmcomedy aboutthe storyofa childwhowantstofabricate aboat listening to hissubconsciousmind. Βuthe meetsvariousadversities…
Αround the world, 2’52’’ / 2016, by Artemis Kalantzakou / Greece.
A littlle snailbegins its travelfromGreecein order to go around the world(on a politicalmap)and comes back toGreecein…2minutes!Inspiredfromthebook ”Around the world in 80 days” by Jules Verne.
The Cabinet, 3’30’’ / 2016, by Alexopoulos Brothers: Konstandis &Maximos/ Greece.
In a cabinet live some toys. But is this what life is? To be locked in a cabinet! Will they manage to make a change?
George’s Dream, 2’59’’ / 2016, by Toby Little, UK.
A little boy watches a film about a journey to the moon. When he falls asleep, he dreams of going on a big trip himself…but is it a dream?
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