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Chain Gestures (Gestos em Cadeia)

Parental guidance suggested; It contains violent and/or explicit sexual scenes

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ABOUT THE FILM

A fixed-position camera brings a neutral gaze to a workplace where lamb is processed for human consumption. The workers check in, check out. There is no script, no music, no camera movement in this simple, powerful documentary.

Credit

DIRECTOR'S DATA

Nationality:
Portugal
Activities:
Carla was born in Lisbon in 1974. Studied Film Directing ate Restart school. Works as a sound technician at national television.

"O Campo Aqui (2007)"
"Gestos em Cadeia (2007)"
Screening / Award history:
Short Film Night of the Aubagne International Film Festival – France
TAKE ONE - Portugal
Quartier Doc - France
Panorama - Portugal
III FLAE - Portugal
Tom de Video - Portugal

http://www.restart.pt

3 people voted

sosune
2008-07-14 12:36:22

It is not very original. All humans were born with the original sin of having to kill for food. This goes for all living beings, including plants. So, the concept of life of an animal being more significant than the life of a plant is bogus. All life is created equal! If you think this meat factory is bad, the harvestor going to work on a corn field is pure mutilation.

はあと
2008-07-09 13:24:36

エンドロールの映像、神秘的でいいですね。できるだけ主観を排除した映像に、最後このもやのかかったカットがドキュメンタリー制作者の苦悩を表してるようでした。『いのちの食べかた』とそっくり・・・とどうしても思ってしまったのですが、こちらのほうが先ならお許しください。

molly
2008-07-06 03:26:36

"No script, no music, no camera movement"... It is a pity.