27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
director: Viktor Nemeth
original title: Zona
running time: 11 min.
synopsisUsing the method of pure observation, Viktor Németh focuses on depicting the life in ZONA (one of the last ghettos in Amadora, Lisbon), raising a lot of questions: is it an art group, community, or simply a lifestyle? Fragments of visually inventive pictures, shattering sounds of electronic music mercilessly flowing from loudspeakers and blurred frames of interactions, inaccessible to us, only intensify the mythicized character of ZONA.
“It is quite well known that there are still some 'ghettos' really close to the center of Lisbon. … These neighborhoods are mythicized as places so dangerous and ungovernable that even the police wouldn't dare set foot in them. In reality, the inhabitants of these areas are forming a very strong and tight community.”
Source: additional text by the director
biographyViktor Németh (b. 1994) is a Hungarian designer and filmmaker. He graduated in media design at the Moholy-Nagy University of Design and Arts in Budapest. He creates custom-made films, music videos, shorts, animations and multimedia projects. One of his first documentaries, Just Dance: Boogie-Boogie, was made for the NOWNESS digital channel.
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