POLISH TITLE: BEZGŁOŚNIE. STATYŚCI PUSTYNI
At the doors of the desert, in the south of Morocco lies a small town called Ouarzazate. It was founded by the French legions in the early 20's of the past century as the furthest military base for colonial conquest of the East in the region of North Africa. As one of the tools used for this "civilizing mission", as it was named and believed by the French empire, came the new apparatus - camera. Ouarzazate and its long lasting relation with cinema served as a point of departure from which whole film developed. Since 2010 we start to collect and capture signs relating the fiction and the reality of Ouarzazate, city growing to the modernity influenced by the economical and imaginary emphasis of film production. As the story evolved, it grew to include the immediate surroundings and the people living there and working for the movies, the world and the people devoting their lives to the cinematic illusion.
- RIDM – Montréal, Canada, 2017 (competition)