28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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LAST THINGS
LAST THINGS
LAST THINGS
LAST THINGS

LAST THINGS

director: Deborah Stratman
original title: LAST THINGS
country: United States, Portugal, France
year: 2022
running time: 49 min.

synopsis

Billions of years before the origin of life, our planet was an active, evolving entity. Rocks, crystals and minerals could tell stories, and in Deborah Stratman's meditative essay, they get the chance. Before and after does not exist for them. Also, in their story of Earth's evolution, the lines between past and future blur. Images of sublime rock formations are accompanied by commentary by renowned geologist Marcia Bjornerud as well as excerpts from philosophical texts and speculative fiction. To see the world from the perspective of minerals may be to admit one's own transience. And perhaps, in doing so, to understand our place in the universe.

“I fell in love with the idea that storytelling and rhythm are a sort of genetic memory of our species. The land as tape recorder. Every rock as a text.” — Deborah Stratman

Source: MUBI

biography

Deborah Stratman (born 1967) is an American visual artist and filmmaker. Her work, situated between experimental and documentary cinema, explores the interconnectedness of places, people and myths. She deals with questions of power, control and evolution. She lives in Chicago and teaches at the University of Chicago.

more about film

director: Deborah Stratman
producer: Deborah Stratman, Anže Peršin, Gaëlle Boucand
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Creative Europe Media
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
GEMO
Česká televize
Český rozhlas
Aktuálně.cz
Respekt
Dafilms