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FILM FOR CARLOS/WITH OUR EYES

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Regie: Renato Borrayo Serrano/Laura Na Blankholm
OmeU | 72 Min.
FILM FOR CARLOS
Russia 2017 / 31 min
Carlos is the name of a newborn baby in Moscow. His mother is Russian and his father is Guatemalan. This is a problem for Carlos’ maternal grandparents, who begin to complain when they come to visit. Why did they not give him a Russian name? Why did their daughter choose to be with a foreigner? In FILM FOR CARLOS, filmmaker and father Renato Borrayo Serrano records the visit of his parents-in-law, the difficult relationship they share, as well as their dedication to the “Russian Empire.” The resulting combination of these ingredients is a family (home) movie that is both shocking as well as humorous and loving.

WITH OUR EYES
Denmark 2018 / 41 min
Affected by the political reality in Denmark, WITH OUR EYES examines how collaborative transgression can break down the stereotypical image of Muslims. In the film, the characters become participants by experimenting with roleplay. They use their own bodies to portray their reality and experiences in Denmark, and sometimes they even imagine other futures. It shows a reality that is both absurd and tragic and creates anger. The film gives the audience a glimpse into the lives of the participants, who share everything at their get-togethers: from everyday encounters with prejudices, to how it feels to be the subject of public debate, to their views about paths to liberation. The film departs from the field of visual anthropology and oscillates between documentary-making and fictional storytelling, thereby becoming what is also called ethnofiction.