28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Survivor Manifesto - The Art of Making Kin
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Survivor Manifesto - The Art of Making Kin
Survivor Manifesto - The Art of Making Kin
Survivor Manifesto - The Art of Making Kin
Survivor Manifesto - The Art of Making Kin

Survivor Manifesto - The Art of Making Kin

director: Dan Dansen
original title: Survivor Manifesto - The Art of Making Kin
country: Germany
year: 2022
running time: 11 min.

synopsis

This video essay is a survivor manifesto. It gives voice to those who are very often lonely, brings them together and celebrates them. The author is convinced that it is their experience and skills that may lead the humankind to utopian society. A thorny path, paved with painful processes like getting even with traumas, healing and self-acceptation, could make the soil ready for a world dominated by empathy, self-reflection and queer love.

“This is a manifesto. For all the weirdos, freaks, trauma survivors, fruit cakes and fearlessly life loving people. This is to our creativity, to our wit, to our survival skills, to our ability to manage crisis…”

biography

The non-binary artistic and filmmaking personality, Berlin-based Dan Dansen, finished courses in culture studies, modern German literature and film directing. Although, at first, s/he primarily turned to documentary filmmaking, s/he afterward took to experimental and fiction film and photography projects focused on the topics of queer and utopia.

more about film

director: Dan Dansen
cast: Joshua Lerner, Zafira Vrba Woodski, Dan Dansen
producer: Dan Dansen
script: Dan Dansen
photography: Dan Dansen
editing: Dan Dansen
music: Orange Robinija
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