28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Survivor Manifesto - The Art of Making Kin
director: Dan Dansen
original title: Survivor Manifesto - The Art of Making Kin
running time: 11 min.
synopsisThis 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…”
biographyThe 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.
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|Joshua Lerner, Zafira Vrba Woodski, Dan Dansen