The Human Dignity is the non-competition program of the 8th Short Movie Club Film Festival “NEFILTRAVANAE KINO”. The collection is dedicated to human rights and cultural diversity. The total length of the films is 54 minutes.
Sâm Mirhosseini (France, 26 min)
Zak works as a deep sea diver in Dunkirk’s dock’s waters. Immigrant from Iran, he arrived in France ten years before, and got the french nationnality after two years enlisted in the Foreign Legion. Keivan also is iranian. Part of the stream of migrants that just grounded on the french coast, he hopes to reach England and its supposed freedom.
Keivan tries to take advantage of Zak’s priviledged acces to the docks, yet is Zak going to accept to help his compatriot?
PEACE | LEMON
Sayaka Katsumoto (Japan, 10 min)
Following WWII, on May 3 1947, Japan received a new constitution which was heavily influenced by U.S. policy makers, specifically General Douglas MacArthur, and in 1952, a second security treaty was signed which allowed for the housing of U.S. military bases within Japan.
The U.S.-Japan relationship, although today widely accepted, was heavily contested during these post-war years. Detractors, like those within the student movement and the New Left, warned of the treaties leading to a great doorway of the supposed Japanese Diet, as well the potential involvement of Japan Self-Defense Forces alongside U.S. armies. These movements which began with demonstrations gradually became more and more radicalized, with Molotov cocktail attacks, bombings, plane hijackings becoming key factors of protest before gradually shifting underground.
Japan was, during the 1970s, an advanced country in the field of terrorism, starkly contrasting its current image of low crime and safety. Big bomb terror occurred throughout the decade where the Japanese Red Army for example engaged in international coordination between terrorist organizations with several countries, a common tactic employed by 21st century international terrorist organizations.
Peace | Lemon explores these stories through a word association game that surrounding two motifs: a can of tobacco and a lemon. The video is accompanied by a subtitle track explaining the two motif’s unique historical contexts. Meanwhile, the artist interprets the fantasy and fetishistic world of post-war Japanese protestors, moving through images and sound in a ‘satisfying video’ style. The video is further accompanied by ASMR dubbing, recording binaural triggers in viewers.
Mauricio Corco (Chile, 18 min)
Mti (29), an haitian inmigrant, after years of saving money during his stay in Chile decides to return with his wife and daughter in Haiti. However, his plans will be truncated by the unexpected theft of his money.
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