- In the presence of the filmmakers
In this second edition of Tumbleweed, Christina Stuhlberger gathers various Belgian filmmakers. After the screening there will be a conversation between the directors on their work.
Several dogs are being trained as patrol dogs. Their owners teach them the choreographies of police work: biting and letting go, following and staying, always on their owner’s command. Longingly gazing upwards, the dogs seem intimately connected with their owners. They are tamed and domesticated; their life is directed by humans. At the same time they are always the elusive other. A gap divides humans and animals, and from the other side these dogs see us.
Moving, Playing, Not Moving is a short documentary on the relationship between man and horse, landscape and map, movement and stasis.
In Magic, a portrait of Joris images sourced from different periods in time, are brought together. Worn out VHS footage filmed by the artists’ father is placed besides the images the artist filmed herself on 8mm. Both have the same subject, the boy as a son, for the other as a brother. The desire to look and record is one and the same, however the shape it then assumes differs. By connecting images of then and now a new narrative of remembering is opened.
A conceptual experiment on what it means to start a film with a black image, develops into a subtle personal essay about the filmmaker. The story of a missionary falling in love with a Rwandese girl, blends with what images and colonial history mean to their daughter.