IDFA DocLab Spotlight

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    Ten projects are selected for the non-competitive IDFA DocLab Spotlight section, including interactive and immersive highlights, full dome experiences, and a one-off cinematic experience by a very special guest.

    Selected for IDFA DocLab Spotlight

    The Cycle Club: A 10-Day Hormone Safari

    • Eefje Suijkerbuijk
    • 2021

      A taboo-breaking, ten-day crash course on the monthly hormone cycle and the biology behind it. In a Telegram “hormone safari,” the hosts dive into this wonderful world, talking to people about their experiences, and including input from gynecologists.

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      Goliath: Playing with Reality

      • Barry Gene Murphy, May Abdalla
      • 2021

        This VR depicts the disorienting experience of schizophrenia, and how Goliath finds his footing in the virtual world of online multiplayer gaming. The voiceover by Tilda Swinton reminds us that every reality is a mental construct.

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        Kusunda

        • Felix Gaedtke, Gayatri Parameswaran
        • 2021

          In this VR experience you get to speak out and join the campaign to revitalise Kusunda, one of the many dormant indigenous languages across the world.

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          The Miracle Basket

          • Abner Preis
          • 2021

            A pop-up book brought to life tells a fairy tale about overconsumption, thoughtlessness, and environmental damage. There is a happy ending, but the story has a moral—as befits a fairy tale.

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            Missing Pictures Episode 2: Tsai-Ming Liang, the Seven-Story Building

            • Clément Deneux, Kuan-Yuan LAI
            • 2021

              The second episode of a VR series in which famous directors get the chance to envisage a film they never made. Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang transports us into his youth for a making-of film of his entire film career.

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              TM

              • Alexander Devriendt, Ontroerend Goed
              • 2021

                This experience is an interactive, personal experiment that will determine whether you can become a member of the secretive organization TM. A series of questions and assignments push the participant’s moral boundaries.

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                Camille & Ulysse

                • Diana Toucedo
                • 2021

                  The art of storytelling melds with science fiction, biology, and linguistics to explore the symbiosis between humans and non-humans. An experimental essay in the form of a narrative duet told by philosophers Vinciane Despret and Donna Haraway.

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                  Pieced

                  • Mourad Bncr, Sean Caruso
                  • 2020

                    To the electronic sounds of the music project [indistinct voices over PA], a self-learning algorithm creates an endless morph of imaginary cityscapes in 360 degrees, like the fever dreams of an alternative intelligence.

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                    Saravá

                    • Pedro Rodolpho Ramos
                    • 2021

                      A soundscape of voices, sounds, and noises of nature generate abstract visualizations, creating audiovisual music in a meditative dome film that merges multiple languages under a single roof.

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