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The end of nature

The global ecology is irreversibly affected by human activity. Departing from the end demands looking to the future from the symptoms of the present. But the end of nature does not necessarily refer here to a projection of the apocalypse or to a diagnosis of the anthropocene.

The end of nature can also be read as the dissolution of the myth of nature as discrete from culture - acknowledging that all things are part of a continuous ecological identity. Raising the possibility of an ecology of images in a world saturated with images, the 2016 Doc's Kingdom invites us on a journey in all cardinal directions, with a group of feaured filmmakers whose cinema proposes new maps for using and reading images today.

From the 3rd through the 8th of September in Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal, the 2016 Doc's Kingdom was programmed by Aily Nash and Nuno Lisboa, gathering an international community 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.
2016: The end of nature

In the presence of Ana Vaz, Dominic Gagnon, John Paul Sniadecki, Juliane Henrich, Kidlat Tahimik, Leonor Teles, Luís Alves de Matos, Myriam Lefkowitz, and Raúl Domingues.

3rd September, Saturday

9.30 pm   
Opening session

Ana Hatherly
DIGA-ME, O QUE É A CIÊNCIA? – I (1976, 20 min.)

Ana Hatherly
DIGA-ME, O QUE É A CIÊNCIA? – II  (1976, 15 min.)

Luís Alves de Matos

Discussion with Luís Alves de Matos

4th September, Sunday

10 am        Myriam Lefkowitz
DARKNESS (2016, performance, 10 min.)

                 Ana Hatherly
ROTURA (1977, 6 min.)

Juliane Henrich
SCHLEIFEN  (2014, 6 min.)

Ana Vaz
A IDADE DA PEDRA (2013, 29 min.)

                 John Paul Sniadecki
                 DEMOLITION (2008, 62 min.)

2.30 pm     Ana Hatherly
                  REVOLUÇÃO  (1975, 11 min.)

                 Kidlat Tahimik
                  WHY IS YELLOW THE MIDDLE OF THE RAINBOW? (1994, 175 min.)

                 Discussion with Myriam Lefkowitz, Luís Alves de Matos, Juliane Henrich,
Ana Vaz, and Kidlat Tahimik

5th September, Monday

10 am         
Leonor Teles
                    BALADA DE UM BATRÁQUIO (2016, 11 min.)
Kidlat Tahimik
                    BUBONG! ROOFS OS THE WORLD, UNITE! (2006, 20 min.)

                    Raúl Domingues
                    FLOR AZUL (2014, 74 min.)
12:00 noon    Myriam Lefkowitz
                   WALK, HANDS, EYES
(performance, 50')

2:30 pm       Ana Vaz, Tristan Bera
                    A FILM, RECLAIMED (2015, 19 min.)

                   Juliane Henrich
FROM THE WEST (2016, 61 min.)

4:30 pm       Dominic Gagnon
                   OF THE NORTH (2015, 74 min.)

Discussion with Leonor Teles, Kidlat Tahimik, Raúl Domingues, Myriam Lefkowitz, Ana Vaz, Juliane Henrich, and Dominic Gagnon

6th September, Tuesday

10 am          
Ana Vaz
                     OCCIDENTE (2014, 15 min.)

                    Kidlat Tahimik
(1979/2016, 150 min.)

2.30 pm         Ana Vaz and Nuno da Luz
                     THE VOYAGE OUT (work in progress)

                     Dominic Gagnon
                     GOING SOUTH (work in progress)

                     Discussion with Ana Vaz, Kidlat Tahimik, Nuno da Luz, and Dominic Gagnon

7th September, Wednesday

10 am             
Leonor Teles
                        RHOMA ACANS (
2012, 14 min.)

Ana Vaz
                        HÁ TERRA! (2016, 13 min.)

Libbie D. Cohn and J.P. Sniadecki
                        PEOPLE'S PARK (2012, 78 min.)

                       Discussion with Leonor Teles, Ana Vaz, and J.P. Sniadecki

2.30 pm          
Karrabing Film Collective
                        WINDJARRAMERU (THE STEALING C*NT$) (2015, 35 min.)
WHEN THE DOGS TALKED (2014, 34 min.)
                        WUTHARR, SALTWATER DREAMS (2016, 29 min.)

                        Discussion with Elizabeth Povinelli on Skype

7.00 pm            Kidlat Tahimik
                         PERFUMED NIGHTMARE (1977, 93 min.)

8th September, Thursday

10 am                Ana Vaz
                          AMERIKA (2016, 8 min.)

                          Huang Xiang, J.P. Sniadecki, Xu Routao
                          YUMEN (2013, 65 min.)

                        Discussion with Ana Vaz and J.P. Sniadecki

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