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World Machine

“Look, take notice, listen”, the machine of the world says to the wanderer when they meet on the road. But after catching a glimpse of the utopia of progress, opened to him by the machine, the traveller rejects it and slowly goes on his way, hands at his sides, meditating on his loss. Following the Brazilian poet, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, on his disenchanted rereading of the world-machine of Camões (1572), we want to go back to the road of that encounter with the machine of the world. There, we will investigate the possibilities and dilemmas posed today to the cinema machine facing a global belligerent, extractive, exploiting machinery whose only rule is to hide its mechanics and operating codes.

From observational documentary to forensic architecture, Doc’s Kingdom 2018 proposes a program of investigations and experiences reinvesting on the capacity of cinema to plunge into the contingency of historical time and attest, by its own means, the indisputable evidence of the real. Among the audiovisual gear of war and control machines dodging their own counter-shot, what strategies are filmmakers, artists and scientists developing to give us back an image of the world?

From the 2nd through the 7th of September in Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal, Doc's Kingdom gathered an international community of 100 participants for an intensive, blind program of screenings and discussions, also including meals, walks and special events. The seminar is the unabridged and cumulative experience including surprise film screenings, collective discussions and the informal gathering in a bucolic environment, with guest filmmakers in person during the whole seminar.

In order to encourage full commitment with the whole weeklong program,
the lineup of films is kept undisclosed. At arrival, participants receive the seminar reader with information about the program and guest filmmakers. Film notes are given only at the end of each screening. Along the week, participants know they will see several works by each  filmmaker and have the opportunity to discuss in an intimate atmosphere.
2018: World Machine

In the presence of Daniel Mann, Deborah Stratman, Eitan Efrat and Sirah Foighel Brutman, Hannah Meszaros Martin, João Pedro Rodrigues, Jumana Manna, Maria Augusta Ramos, Nicolás Pereda.

2nd September, Sunday

9.30 pm   
Opening session

Andrei Ujică
OUT OF THE PRESENT (1995, 96 min.)

3rd September, Monday

10 am       
Deborah Stratman
HACKED CIRCUIT (2014, 15 min.)

                  Forensic Architecture
RAFAH: BLACK FRIDAY (2014, 9 min.)

Forensic Architecture
KILLING IN UMM AL-HIRAN (2017, 11 min.)

Deborah Sratman
2002, 33 min.)

                  Discussion with Deborah Stratman,
Hannah Meszaros Martin, Daniel Mann

2.30 pm     Sasha Litvintzeva, Daniel Mann
SALARIUM (2018, 42 min.)

                 Jumana Manna
                  WILD RELATIVES (2018, 68 min.)

                 Discussion with Jumana Manna, Daniel Mann

9.30 pm     Sirah Foighel Brutman and Eitan Efrat
PRRRRIDE (2008, 3 min.)

                  Sirah Foighel Brutman and Eitan Efrat
(2008, 9 min.)

                 Jumana Manna

                 Jumana Manna
THE UMPIRE WHISPERS (2010, 15 min.)

                 João Pedro Rodrigues

                  Discussion with João Pedro Rodrigues, Jumana Manna, Sirah Foighel Brutman
                   and Eitan Efrat

4th September, Tuesday

10 am         
Maria Augusta Ramos
                    BEHAVE (JUÍZO) (2007, 90 min.)
Discussion with Maria Augusta Ramos

2.30 pm       Nicolás Pereda
                    SUMMER OF GOLIATH (EL VERANO DE GOLIAT) (2010, 78 min.)

   Discussion with Nicolás Pereda

9.30 pm        Forensic Architecture
                     KIVALINA (2013, 36 min.)

                    Deborah Stratman
                    THE ILLINOIS PARABLES (2016, 60 min.)

                     Discussion with Hannah Meszaros Martin, Deborah Stratman

5th September, Wednesday

10 am          
Andrei Ujică
                     AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF NICOLAE CEAUSESCU (2010, 180 min.)

2.30 pm         Maria Augusta Ramos
                      THE TRIAL (O PROCESSO) (2018, 137 min.)

                     Discussion with Maria Augusta Ramos

9.30 pm         João Pedro Rodrigues
                      ALLEGORIA DELLA PRUDENZA (2013, 2 min.)
                     João Pedro Rodrigues
                      WHERE DO YOU STAND NOW, JOÃO PEDRO RODRIGUES? (2017, 21 min.)
                      Sirah Foighel Brutman and Eitan Efrat
                      ORIENTATION (2015, 12 min.)

                       Daniel Mann
                       FUTURE DIARIES
(2011, 46 min.)

                      Discussion with João Pedro Rodrigues, Sirah Foighel Brutman, Eitan Efrat,
                      and Daniel Mann

6th September, Thursday

10 am             
Sirah Foighel Brutman and Eitan Efrat
                        NUDE DESCENDING A STAIRCASE (
2015, 18’)

Forensic Architecture
                        (2017, 29 min.)

Deborah Stratman
                        O’ER THE LAND (2009, 52 min.)

                       Small group discussions

2.30 pm          
Sirah Foighel Brutman and Eitan Efrat
                        PERFECT CUT (wip, 2018)

Nicolás Pereda
                       THE PRIVATE PROPERTY TRILOGY (performance lecture, 2018)

Hannah Meszaros Martin
                        THE OUTLAWED EARTH / LA TIERRA PROSCRITA (lecture, 2018)

                        Discussion with Sirah Foighel Brutman, Eitan Efrat, Nicolás Pereda,
                       and Hannah Meszaros Martin

9.30 pm            João Pedro Rodrigues
                         THE ORNITHOLOGIST (O ORNITÓLOGO) (2016, 117 min.)

7th September, Friday

10 am                Deborah Stratman
                          RAY’S BIRDS (2010, 7 min.)

                          Nicolás Pereda
                          GREATEST HITS (LOS MEJORES TEMAS) (2012, 103’)

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