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24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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The Argos file
The Argos file
The Argos file

The Argos file

director: Josema Roig
original title: The Argos file
country: United States
year: 2016
running time: 4 min.

synopsis

A combination of various narrative techniques portrays the world as it might look in 2029, when Argos builds personalized realities using neural technologies, and nearly a third of Earth’s population is addicted to uploading and sharing their memories – somehow very similar to today’s reality. 

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director: Josema Roig

other films in the section

Bloodless
This story traces the footsteps of a prostitute who was brutally murdered by an American solider in 1992. Filmed in the vicinity of the American military base where the crime took place, in Dongducheon Camptown in South Korea, it shows where she spend the last hours of her life. 

Bloodless

Gina Kim
South Korea, United States / 2017 / 12 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Battle Hymn
This close-up observation of the dramatic situations and everyday activities experienced by Israeli soldiers represents the director’s appeal for dialogue, mutual understanding, and empathy as possible paths towards ending political conflict.

Battle Hymn

Yair Agmon
Israel / 2019 / 11 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Zurich 2.0
An interactive video, created using 3D scans of streets and buildings, that constructs a hyper-realistic excursion through fragments of the Swiss city of Zürich, which the viewer sees from the perspective of freely floating in space while the city falls to pieces and builds itself up again in new impressive ways. The screening was supported by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.  

Zurich 2.0

Dirk Koy
Switzerland / 2015 / 3 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Through the Masks of Luzia
A celebration of Mexican culture based on the famous Cirque du Soleil show leads the viewer through Mayan ideas about life after life, a celebration of the Tarahumara people, spectacular wilderness and exuberantly imaginative images.

Through the Masks of Luzia

Paul Raphaël, Félix Lajeunesse, Francois Blouin
United States, Canada / 2017 / 14 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Dinner Party
A hybrid narrative approach tells the true story of Betty and Barney Hill, a mixed-race couple, who reported the first known case of abduction by a UFO in 1961. They recount the supernatural events during a dinner with friends, telling the story while under hypnosis. 

Dinner Party

Angel Manuel Soto
United States / 2017 / 13 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Ghost Fleet VR
This harrowing documentary account of modern slavery on Indonesian fishing ships interconnects unique footage shot at the ships with the story of Tun Lin from Thailand who was kidnapped  at the age of 14 and worked as a slave on a ship for 14 years until he was saved by a humanitarian organization.

Ghost Fleet VR

Shannon Service, Lucas Gath
United States / 2018 / 8 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Daughters of Chibok
In 2014, members of the Boko Haram terrorist group kidnapped 276 adolescent girls from the Chibok farming community in Nigeria, and 112 of the girls have still not returned home. The film looks at the tragedy, contemporary life, and women’s rights through the characters of the girls’ mothers.

Daughters of Chibok

JOEL BENSON
Nigeria / 2019 / 11 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Isle of the Dead
A virtual interpretation of a famous work by Arnold Böcklin, a Swiss symbolist painter, creates a fantastic world of the 1883 painting as a space of timelessness and a poetic existence during the boat trip with Charon the ferryman. The musical accompaniment is Rachmaninoff's symphonic poem inspired by the same painting.

Isle of the Dead

Benjamin Nuel
France / 2018 / 8 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Space Explorers: A New Dawn
Astronauts and researchers guide the viewer through the spaces where they exercise and work, leading to speculation about the reasons and context for their work, cooperation with space agencies, the latest plans and progress in the exploration of deep space, and questions about understanding our planet, galaxy, and universe. 

Space Explorers: A New Dawn

Paul Raphaël, Félix Lajeunesse
Canada / 2018 / 19 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Master´s vision: Claude Monet – The Water Lily obsession
An episode from a trilogy which explores important works of fine art through their stories and an analysis which emphasizes the emotions and the effect on the senses of the spectator. This work dedicated to Monet's Water Lillies is dedicated to a painting which has been hidden from the broad public for many years. Thanks to historical research and new methods of analysis, new findings about its origin and creation can be presented.

Master´s vision: Claude Monet – The Water Lily obsession

Nicolas Thépot
France / 2018 / 5 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Make Noise
The fight for women’s suffrage is portrayed here through abstract animation, both literally and metaphorically emphasizing the power of voices. 

Make Noise

May Abdalla
United Kingdom / 2018 / 8 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Between Petrov and Vodkin
The first part of the Cultural Revolution trilogy deals with the events of 1912 in Russia. The painter’s works spills out of their frames and become part of events at the time. Through significant moments of cultural life during pre-Revolutionary Russia, significant historical moments are also shown. 

Between Petrov and Vodkin

Denis Semionov, Natalia Severina
Russia / 2017 / 3 min.
section: Virtual Reality
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