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dir. Victor Kossakovsky & 32 Students, Spain, 2013, 70 mins
Screening times
May 14 18:30, Kinoteka 4
May 15 14:00, Kinoteka 3
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About the film

“Demonstration” is an initiative of the Master’s Degree programme in Documentary Making at the IDEC-Pompeu Fabra University. Some of the students’ recordings were of the general strikes that took place in Barcelona on 29 March and 14 November 2012 against the government’s austerity plans. During the strikes, 32 students from the Master’s programme took to the streets with their cameras in order to record events from a variety of different perspectives, following the instructions of Russian director Victor Kossakovsky. The documentary follows those who were involved in the events: the demonstrators, the police, the fire-fighters, the medical services and the omnipresent cameras. However, the images acquire new meaning when juxtaposed with the music from composer Ludwig Minkus’s “Don Quixote”, lending the documentary a wholly unexpected “cinematographic ballet” effect.


Reżyseria/Directed by: Victor Kossakovsky & 32 Students
Produkcja/Production: Eva Vila; Pompeu Fabra University, Victor Kossakovsky

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