1. AFTERWORDS
    Volterra. Italy
    35 mm, 15 min. 2000

    SINOPSIS
    A man lives alone inside a closed labyrinth like space which seems to reflect his state of mind.
    The windows open into his subconscious to illuminate the desolate and mysterious spectacle of his solitude as if this were the last day of the world, and he the last man able to testify.

    “From the darkness to the light of day, from the rubble of the psyche to emptiness, circular movements, concentric circles, an obsession with subjectivity hard on its heels,at the sa
    me time rigorous and visionary. Afterwords is a cutting and iconic portrait of a mental space”. Martino Marazzi

    DIRECTOR STATEMENT
    This work is the result of a meeting between three personalities.
    The original idea developed as a kind of “work in progress” meandering among the artists’ performances and a suggestive location made up
    of memories and solitude. The use
    of small digital cameras and advanced video technology was a necessary choice for an atypical film which tries to show the physical and mental experience of a person, from the perspective of his own interior reality.

    CREDITS
    Direction: Jean Sebastien Lallemand,
    Carlos Casas, Gianfranco Rosi
    Photography: Gianfranco Rosi
    Editor: Babak Karimi
    Sound: Mike Billingsley
    Production: Daniela de Felice
    Producer: Marco Müller for Fabrica

    FESTIVALS
    -Venice Film Festival, New Territories, 2000
    -Rotterdam Film Festival. 2001
    -Forum des Images, Paris. 2001
    -Arcipelago Rome, 2001
    -London Fabrica Film festival. 2003

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  2. HUNTERS SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME
    Chukotka, Siberia, 2008
    DVCAM Color, 87 min. Color 4:3
    Russian/Chukchi with English Subtitles.

    Synopsis:
    Along the coast of the Bering Sea a community of whale hunters are struggling to survive keeping alive a millenary tradition. Surviving one of the most extreme environments of the planet.

    Director's Statement:
    I wanted to capture the millenary tradition of Chukchi whale hunters, their ability to survive using archaic hunting techniques forced by international Commissions. I wanted also to capture the hunting in all its splendor all its ritual with its inner times and cycles. I was interested in their survival and their feeding cycles I wanted to make a film on the food chain of a whale hunter, from the wintertime to the summer, from the fish to the seal to the whale. I wanted the film to be a sort of action film, without much dialogues a pure cinematic and visual experience. A film that captures the survival and determination of the worlds last whale hunters.

    CREDITS
    Director, Photography and Camera:Carlos Casas
    Music and Sound: Sebastian Escofet
    Editing: Felipe Guerrero
    Main Characters: Edward Rypkirghin, Vladimir Piny, Anton Rypkirghin
    Production: Fabrica, RTSI

    Festivals:
    -Festival Internacional de Cine Contemporaneo. Mexico FICCO 2006
    Winner Best Documentary
    -Festival Internationale du Documentaire, FID Marseille 2008
    -Festival Internacional Mar de Plata 2008 ,Argentina
    -Torino International Film Festival 2008
    TIFF 2008 Italia

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  3. ARAL
    FISHING IN AN INVISIBLE SEA
    Moynak. Uzbekistan. 2004
    DVCAM Color, 52 min.

    Synopsis:
    A documentary film about the three remaining generations of fishermen in the Aral Sea, And their awaiting and everyday struggle to survive in one of the scarcest places on the planet. Life after one of man made biggest disasters.

    Director’s Statement:
    We wanted to portray the dying process of a sea through the three last affected generations, from the old fisherman, retired who lived the sea, to the adult generation who still survives through fishing in the remain lakes, till the desert generation that survives from nothing, trying to keep the traditions and hope of a return of a more hopeful future. It is a film about the process of death and strength and root ness of people connected to their land. Aral doesn’t speak about politics or ecology it speaks only about the human survival strength. Aral still lives as an invisible presence and memory of what is considered as one of man made biggest disasters of our planet.

    CREDITS
    Direction and Photography:
    Carlos Casas and Saodat Ismailova
    Editor: Felipe Guerrero
    Music: Andres Reymondes Mutti
    Sound: Giorgio Collodet
    Production: Kamilla Biktimirova
    Producer: Fabrica
    Main Characters
    Young Fisherman:
    Janibek Anuarov
    Adult Fisherman:
    Tanjer Irsimbetov
    Old Fisherman:
    Jumagul Oltijanov

    Festivals:
    - Torino Film Festival 2004
    Winner Best Documentary
    -Documenta Madrid 2005,
    Special Mention from Jury
    -Filmmaker Film Festival Milano 2004
    - Rotterdam Film Festival IFFR 2005
    -Visions du Reel Nyon 2005
    -One World Prague 2005,
    -Fotografia Festival Rome 2005.
    - Leipzig Film Festival 2005.
    -Fabrica Cinema Festival
    Centre Pompidou 2006 Paris

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  4. SOLITUDE AT THE END OF THE WORLD
    Tierra del Fuego . Argentina 2002-05
    35mm/DVCAM Color 52 min.

    Synopsis:
    In one of the least populated regions of the world, few men lead lives in total solitude, spending months and months alone. This documentary tells the story of three of these men. Isolated from the world for different reasons. They survive in a suspended time of their own. In one of the most difficult environments of the world.

    Director’s Statement:
    We were looking for extreme solitude cases, trying to understand what drives men to loneliness, to isolation. We try to understand their stories their reasons, their inner strength, their suffering, we lived with them, in silence, with respect to try to catch up with their rhythms their customs, and then trying to capture their stories, with beauty, dignity and dedication. We were interested in the atmospheric feeling of isolation the relation to it ́s Patagonian landscape. Trying to capture time in this extreme situations. The documentary became an amazing anthropological and physical experience for both the subject and the authors.

    CREDITS
    Direction and Photography:
    Carlos Casas and Fernando Zuber
    Editor: Felipe Guerrero
    Music and Sound: Sebastian Escofet
    Producer: Fabrica
    Main Characters
    Peter Segundo
    Alfredo Manquin
    Jorge Stylarek

    Festivals:
    - Rotterdam Film Festival IFFR 2007
    -Festival de cine Independiente de Buenos Aires . BAFICI 2006
    Special prize from the Jury
    -Jeonju International Film Festival 2006, Korea.
    Competition Digital Spectrum.
    -Festival Internacional de Cine
    Contemporaneo. Mexico FICCO 2006
    - Torino Film Festival 2005

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