24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Face to face with the possible end of the world, the filmmaker collects cinematic records of human existence as a message to someone or something that will come after us. This documentary essay erects a monument to the inventiveness and destructiveness of man, and its collection of images from the history of culture, war and sports forms a kind of ark, ready to survive the deluge. The natural elements assault the screen with all their might. The almost poetic voiceover offers a testament of life: at once generic and deeply personal. The director’s awareness of the inevitable end compels him to engage on an enigmatic journey in search of the places, people and phenomena of our civilization.
“Two things always moved me: the end of the world and the end of images. I didn’t know they could come together, and was far from imagining they would be related. That’s how Day 32 was born.” A. V. Almeida
biographyPortuguese documentarian and producer Andre Valentim Almeida (1977) teaches media at universities in Porto and Aveiro. His films explore the subjects of memory, environmental preservation, cultural heritage and identity. The Quest of the Schooner Creoula (2013) earned him the Doc Alliance Selection Award at the 2014 Ji.hlava IDFF.
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|director:||Andre Valentim Almeida|
|producer:||Andre Valentim Almeida|
|photography:||Andre Valentim Almeida|
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|sound:||Andre Valentim Almeida|