“Demonstration” es “El documental del mes” de octubre

El Documental del Mes ofrece este octubre la película Demonstration, un film ballet de Victor Kossakovsky y 32 estudiantes del Máster en Documental de Creación de la Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

A partir del próximo 2 de octubre en salas de todo el estado.

“Nos adentramos en una nueva era y a lo mejor necesitamos películas que no puede hacer uno solo. No podría haber hecho este film yo solo porque no puedo estar en 32 sitios distintos a la vez. Ahora es el momento de unir los cerebros. Vamos a mostrar algo a la humanidad que no haya visto nunca antes.” Victor Kossakovsky.

2012, un año de protestas masivas en todo el mundo, España es escenario de dos huelgas generales contra los planes de austeridad del gobierno: el 29 de marzo y el 14 de noviembre. En Barcelona, los manifestantes se congregan en diversos puntos de la ciudad y la policía utiliza balas de goma para controlarlos. Durante ese periodo, en el Teatro del Liceu, se representa el ballet Don Quixote de Ludwig Minkus.

En los dos días de huelga general, 32 estudiantes del Máster en Documental de Creación de la Universitat Pompeu Fabra se lanzan a la calle con sus cámaras para filmar los hechos desde diferentes puntos de vista, siguiendo las indicaciones del director ruso Victor Kossakovsky.

Todo el mundo tiene una idea preconcebida de lo que va a ver en una película sobre una manifestación. Crisis económica, violencia ciudadana, violencia policial… Todo el mundo conoce estas imágenes, youtube está lleno de ellas. Los estudiantes filman lo que está pasando casi como si fuesen cámaras de vigilancia. Pero la distancia que permite ver al espectador lo que realmente está pasando es la música. El resultado es un ‘film-ballet’ en que los personajes, los sonidos y las situaciones encontradas se combinan con la música de Minkus en una mezcla reveladora que produce un efecto imprevisible. Entonces es cuando ves algo distinto.

Victor Kossakovsky estará en Barcelona presentando el film del 1 al 4 de octubre. 

Puedes descargar la nota de prensa (calendario de proyecciones, etc.) de Paral·lel 40 sobre Demonstration en “El documental del mes” en catalán aquí.

A documentary made by 32 students and Victor Kossakovsky is to be presented at DocsBarcelona

The documentary film Demonstration, made by Russian director Victor Kossakovsky and 32 students from the Master’s Degree programme in Documentary Making at the IDEC-Pompeu Fabra University, will have its worldwide première in Spain at the Docs Barcelona, from May 26th to June 1st.  

Demonstration is an initiative of the Master’s Degree programme in Documentary Making at the IDEC-Pompeu Fabra University. Some of the students’ recordings were of the general strikes that took place in Barcelona on 29 March and 14 November 2012 against the government’s austerity plans.  During the strikes, 32 students from the Master’s programme took to the streets with their cameras in order to record events from a variety of different perspectives, following the instructions of Russian director Victor Kossakovsky. The documentary follows those who were involved in the events: the demonstrators, the police, the fire-fighters, the medical services and the omnipresent cameras. However, the images acquire new meaning when juxtaposed with the music from composer Ludwig Minkus’s Don Quixote, lending the documentary a wholly unexpected “cinematographic ballet” effect.

The Master’s Degree in Documentary Making, directed by Jordi Balló, provides students with a solid theoretical and practical grounding in how to create and produce a documentary. Among the programme’s alumni are directors such as Isaki Lacuesta, Mercedes Álvarez and Neus Ballús, editor Núria Esquerra, director of photography Diego Dussuel and sound director Amanda Villavieja, and many more. In the eight years that the course has been offered it has led to the creation of 24 documentary films, which have been shown at the major film festivals around the world.  Recent success stories such as La Plaga by alumnus Neus Ballús and Bajarí by Eva Vila, the programme coordinator, are just two examples of the enormous creative output generated by this Master’s Degree programme at Pompeu Fabra University.

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A documentary made by 32 students and Victor Kossakovsky is to be presented at the IDFA Festival in Amsterdam

The documentary film Demonstration, made by Russian director Victor Kossakovsky and 32 students from the Master’s Degree programme in Documentary Making at the IDEC-Pompeu Fabra University, will have its worldwide première at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), where it has been selected for inclusion in the Maestros section along with 18 other documentaries.Demonstration is an initiative of the Master’s Degree programme in Documentary Making at the IDEC-Pompeu Fabra University. Some of the students’ recordings were of the general strikes that took place in Barcelona on 29 March and 14 November 2012 against the government’s austerity plans.  During the strikes, 32 students from the Master’s programme took to the streets with their cameras in order to record events from a variety of different perspectives, following the instructions of Russian director Victor Kossakovsky. The documentary follows those who were involved in the events: the demonstrators, the police, the fire-fighters, the medical services and the omnipresent cameras. However, the images acquire new meaning when juxtaposed with the music from composer Ludwig Minkus’s Don Quixote, lending the documentary a wholly unexpected “cinematographic ballet” effect.The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam has selected the documentary for screening and invited director Victor Kossakovsky and a group of students from the Master’s Degree programme to attend the worldwide première on 22 November. It will be the first of seven planned screenings during the competition. For its part, Amsterdam University has organised a special session as part of the festival to analyse the alternative model and example that this film represents.The Master’s Degree in Documentary Making, directed by Jordi Balló, provides students with a solid theoretical and practical grounding in how to create and produce a documentary. Among the programme’s alumni are directors such as Isaki Lacuesta, Mercedes Álvarez and Neus Ballús, editor Núria Esquerra, director of photography Diego Dussuel and sound director Amanda Villavieja, and many more. In the eight years that the course has been offered it has led to the creation of 24 documentary films, which have been shown at the major film festivals around the world.  Recent success stories such as La Plaga by alumnus Neus Ballús and Bajarí by Eva Vila, the programme coordinator, are just two examples of the enormous creative output generated by this Master’s Degree programme at Pompeu Fabra University.
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