• Still from Landscapes of Resistance (2021)

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Sunday 14 November 2021, 6:00 pm: Pejzaži otpora (Landscapes of Resistance) (2021). Screening and conversation between Marta Popivoda and Bulegoa z/b at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum.

Event part of the ZINEBI MEETINGS section of 63 ZINEBI International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao.

How can a landscape speak?
It’s like wondering whether the grass, the crickets,
or the pond are only a backdrop of events,
or whether they are participants of events,
with their shadows, depths, sounds,
waiting to become the narrators? 

The film traces a journey through the memories of antifascist fighter Sonja (97), one of the first women Partisans in Yugoslavia, who was also among the leaders of the Resistance movement at Auschwitz. The film makes her story travel through time towards the bodies of a new generation of antifascists, suggesting that it is always possible to think and practice resistance.

Marta Popivoda is a filmmaker, video artist, and researcher. Her work explores tensions between memory and history, collective and individual bodies, as well as ideology and everyday life, with a focus on antifascist and feminist potentialities of the Yugoslav socialist project. Popivoda’s first feature documentary, Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body, premiered at the 63rd Berlinale and was later screened at many international film festivals. The film is part of the permanent collection of MoMA New York, and is featured in What Is Contemporary Art?, MoMA’s online course about contemporary art from 1980 to the present. Her work has also been featured in major art galleries, such as Tate Modern London, MoMA New York, M HKA Antwerp, MAXXI Rome, Museum of Modern Art + MSUM Ljubljana, etc. She is the initiator of illegal_cinema (Belgrade, Paris, Bilbao). Popivoda received the prestigious Berlin Art Prize for the visual arts by Akademie der Künste Berlin and Edith-Russ-Haus Award for Emerging Media Artist. Her latest feature documentary Landscapes of Resistance premiered in the Tiger Competition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, IFFR 2021. By now the film won several awards (Cinema du Réel – Library Award; Jeonju IFF – Best Picture Award; Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Golden Alexander award; Sarajevo Film Festival – Heart of Sarajevo; Beldocs – Best Film Award; Lima Alterna IFF – Best Film Award).

Sunday 14 November 2021, 06:00 pm
Pejzaži otpora (Landscapes of Resistance) (96’)
Screening and conversation with Marta Popivoda
Venue: Auditorium, Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
Ticket: 3,50 €