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The House of Julio Iglesias

Spain, 2018, 12'

In 2001, the Shanghai municipality tried to build a replica of Spain. When they began to consider the questions “what is Spain like?” or “what does a Spanish house look like?”, the architects immediately replied: “Spain means Julio Iglesias”.

Into My Life

United States, 2018, 15'

Growing up in the largest affordable housing cooperative in Brooklyn, Cassandra’s world was artfully framed by her mother’s Super-8 camera. Today, Cassandra examines and edits these films, gaining insight into the challenges her mother faced as a creative black woman and the importance of her vision.


São Paulo, 2018, 25'

Abou is a Guinean artist that lives with other African immigrants in a pension in Liberdade neighborhood, in the city of São Paulo. Satsuke lives among them, a mysterious Japanese woman that seems to be in the house for many decades. Sow, a young Guinean man, tries to get to (…)


France/Portugal, 2018, 35'

The film tracks Fresnel lenses from their site of production to their exhibition in a museum of lighthouses and navigational devices. It also examines the diverse social contexts in which optics are implicated, contrasting the system of triangular trade that followed the first European arrivals in the “New World” with (…)

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