24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Not Moldova, 1937
A diary witness of the author’s journey to Moldovia, a country which her parents had been forced to leave in the 1930s due to their Jewish origin. Archival footage combined with stories of survivors recalls the exodus, war and totalitarianism, confronting images of local objects with scenes of traditional rituals.
“In my film I witnessed spaces and silently collected painful history that carved pain and suffer.” M. Piller
biographyMadeleine Piller (1960) is a Canadian filmmaker and curator. The abstract and poetic documentary images in her work stem from experimenting with raw film material which she multiplies by copying or, eventually, tonally manipulates with. In her contemplative films, she often uses animation techniques. Her film Untitled, 1925 was screened at Jihlava festival in 2016.
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