WATERS OF PASTAZA
Inês T Alves
P 2022, 72 min, OmeU
Jury statement Christian Berger
Ines T Alves says in an interview…about her film „Waters of Pastaza“: These children educate us. They make us confront the loss of knowledge and reflect on our childhood. To what extent are we infantilizing children with such protectionist parenting? So in this film, these children are not the „others,“ but they are „us.“ She also notes that this film was made with a simple little camera and a microphone. With this, she succeeds in creating very „straight“ images and situations. With this immediacy she takes the content more important as the technique: the content is determining (shapes and makes the film) the technique has to follow. And I would like to add – her quality also lies in your ability to empathize with her focused attention of her sight on the children and what they are doing. I would not like to leave your film unmentioned in any case.
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