Film by Amaranta Heredia Jaén
(26 m, Estonia, 2017, Greek with English subtitles)
You can watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/240374548
The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.
Nothern Greece, summer 2016. The self-organized group Prosvasimotita visits Posidi, a camping site by the beach, like they do every year. Prosvasimotita is a grassroots disability group based in Thessaloniki. They are fellow activists on vacation, enacting in their daily practice the type of society they aim to build. This documentary is about caring, how care makes us family, and how the filmmaker can be part of that process. Disability is not used as a metaphor, but as a tool to re-think normativity and vulnerability, and to create more inclusive communities. In a society where we are constantly expected to be independent, this project advocates for autonomy and interdependency, trust and intimacy.
Amaranta is an antifascist activist and an anthropologist who makes films about those things that are closer to them. Being an insider offers insights that are not possible otherwise, and subjectivity is a position that enriches any creation. Their main interests are gender issues, (dis)ability, radical feminism, sexuality, self-organization, migration, and mental health. They hold a master's degree in Audiovisual Ethnography from the University of Talllinn.
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