Synopsis:
What is the value of images as objective testimonies of a conflict? In her new work, Sarah Vanagt turns her attention to an important chapter in recent European history: the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague.
Élevage de poussière / Dust Breeding draws its source material from the accounts of expert and witnesses, as well as from the multitude of documents (photos and videos) derived from the still ongoing trial of Radovan Karadzic. In parallel, the filmmaker carries out a series of pencil rubbings inside the tribunal’s court- room: the movement of her hand and the imprints that are revealed by the pencil onto the paper, show us a landscape of details that were previously imperceptible. This exploration questions the facts, the material proofs of these facts, the images rep- resenting those facts, as well as the interpretation of those very images.
Recent selection(s):
IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (Amsterdam)
Director's filmography:
- The Wave (2012 - Short)
- Elevage de poussière (2013 - TV)
Type:
TV
Genre:
Doc
Year of production:
2013
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
47'
Majority:
No
Production:
CVB - Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles - VIDEP