Talk: | Friday 13.10 |
Javier Umpierrez, one of the most renowned sound designers in the world, will be present during the screening. Umpierrez has contributed to the work of directors such as Carlos Reygadas, Leos Carax, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Alejandro Landes, and has won numerous awards for his exquisite work.
Winning the Tiger Award at Rotterdam Film Festival, EAMI, a name meaning forest and world, is a remarkable project, that through its impeccable editing, sound design and imagery takes total control of your senses and transcends you to the spirits of the forest.
Eami is both the 5-year-old girl and a testament to the displaced. It’s the memory of a people who had to leave their original place, their forest. The film takes place in the Paraguayan Chaco, the territory with the highest deforestation rate in the world, where currently over 25,000 hectares of forest are cut down per month, or 841 hectares per day, or 35 hectares per hour. The forest barely lives. EAMI is a sensitive and profound look into the culture, rituals and spiritual lives of the Ayoreo Totobiegosode people.