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Surfacing trouble

We would like to invite you on a journey. Not to cross the ocean but to plumb its surface. Forget the solid and luminous history of continents and their lighthouses that tear into the night with dazzling certitudes. Enter instead into the soft shadow of the depths, on the other side of the opaque mirror of water, into an endlessly changing landscape that ignores the old borders and bodily limits. Liquid movement of subversion, waves of voices as well as radio waves, telepathy. Space is the place. This is the place for no monuments other than the bones of those thrown overboard. Migrants whose only compass is despair, pregnant slave women who fertilize the ocean depths. The land of this other planet, so close, engenders aliens whom we make our kins, as yesterday's dead will become the allies of our struggles. The drowned and anonymous Maroon breathes into his conch shell the call to revolt. Do you hear it?

From the 3rd through the 8th of September in Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal, the 2017 Doc's Kingdom was programmed by
Filipa César, Nuno Lisboa and Olivier Marboeuf, gathering an international community for an immersive 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.
2017: Surfacing trouble

In the presence of Billy Woodberry, Clara López Menéndez, Jamika Ajalon, Graeme Thomson & Silvia Maglioni, Inhabitants (Mariana Silva & Pedro Neves Marques, with Margarida Mendes), James N. Kienitz Wilkins, Louis Henderson, Anjalika Sagar (The Otolith Group), Regina Guimarães, Saguenail, and Sana na N'Hada.

3rd September, Sunday

9.30 pm   
Opening session

Jamika Ajalon

MOURIR UN PEU  (1981-85, 93 min.)

Discussion with Jamika Ajalon and Saguenail

4th September, Monday

10 am        Clara López Menéndez
CINE THERAPY (performance)

                 James N. Kienitz Wilkins
INDEFINITE PITCH (2016, 23 min.)

Billy Woodberry

Louis Henderson
BLACK CODE / CODE NOIR (2015, 21 min.)

                 Sana na N’Hada
                 O REGRESSO DE AMÍLCAR CABRAL (1976, 33 min.)

                 Small groups discussions

2.30 pm     Graeme Thomson & Silvia Maglioni
                  IN SEARCH OF UIQ (2013, 72 min.)

                 Bily Woodberry
                  BLESS THEIR LITTLE HEARTS (1983, 80 min.)

                 Discussion with Clara López Menéndez, James N. Kienitz Wilkins, Billy Woodberry,
                 Louis Henderson, and Sana na N’Hada.

5th September, Tuesday

10 am         
The Otolith Group
                    THE THIRD PART OF THE THIRD MEASURE (2017, 44 min.)
                    PEOPLE TO BE RESEMBLING (2012, 22 min.)

Regina Guimarães
                    LA PANNE DES SENS (2014, 46 min.)

                    Discussion with
Anjalika Sagar and Regina Guimarães

2:30 pm       Inhabitants
                   MINING FOR RINGWOODITE (2016, 4 min.)
                   HOBBY LOBBY VS. THE ALLEGORY OF JUSTICE (2016, 5 min.)
                   Lizzie Borden
BORN IN FLAMES (2016, 61 min.)

                   Discussion with Mariana Silva, Pedro Neves Marques, Margarida Mendes,
                   and Lizzie Borden (on skype)

4:30 pm       Clara López Menéndez
  FAKE THERAPY (performance)

9:30 pm       Jamika Ajalon
                  ALIEN (S)KIN: QUEER AND OTHER LANDS OF HERE (performance, 2016)

                   Bily Woodberry
                  AND WHEN I DIE, I WON'T STAY DEAD (2015, 89 min.)

                  Discussion with Jamika Ajalon and Billy Woodberry

6th September, Wednesday

10 am          
Louis Henderson
                   LETTRES DU VOYANT (2013, 40 min.)

                    Sana na N’Hada
                   FANADO (1984, 23 min.)

                   Louis Henderson
                   ALL THAT IS SOLID (2014, 16 min.)

                   The Otolith Group
                    ANATHEMA (2011, 37 min.)

Discussion with Louis Henderson, Sana na N’Hada and Anjalika Sagar

2.30 pm         James N. Kienitz Wilkins
                     SPECIAL FEATURES (2014, 12 min.)
                     B-ROLL WITH ANDRE (2015, 19 min.)

                    HOW DOES VIDEO BECOME EVIDENCE? (2017, 8 min.)
                     Graeme Thomson & Silvia Maglioni
                     DISAPPEAR ONE (2015, 117 min.)

                     Discussion with
James N. Kienitz Wilkins, Mariana Silva, Pedro Neves Marques,
                     Margarida Mendes,
Graeme Thomson and Silvia Maglioni

9.30 pm         James N. Kienitz Wilkins
                    MEDIUMS (2017, 45 min.)

                     Discussion with
James N. Kienitz Wilkins

7th September, Thursday

10 am             
Fabrizio Terranova
2016, 90 min.)

2.30 pm          
Regina Guimarães
                       PORTUGALITO (2017, 24 min.)

                       The Otolith Group
                       HYDRA DECAPITA (2010, 32 min.)

                       Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, Jackson Polys (for Inhabitants)
                       THE VIOLENCE OF CIVILIZATION WITHOUT SECRETS (2017, 9 min.)

                        Inhabitants and Margarida Mendes
                        DEEP SEA MINING (WIP, 2017)

                        Louis Henderson
                        OUVERTURES (WIP, 2017)

                        Discussion with Regina Guimarães, Anjalika Sagar, Mariana Silva, Pedro
                        Neves Marques, Adam Khalil (on skype),
Margarida Mendes, Louis Henderson

9.30 pm            Inhabitants
                         PARA UM FUTURO LIVRE DE PETRÓLEO #1, #2, #4, #5 (2016, 16 min.)

                        Martin Dale
                        ARCOS DE VALDEVEZ, ONDE PORTUGAL SE FEZ (2017, 22 min.)

                        Discussion with Mariana Silva, Pedro Neves Marques, and Martin Dale

8th September, Friday

10 am                Final Discussion

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