TERRIL premieres at International Film Festival Rotterdam
The documentary short “Terril” directed by Bronte Stahl, a DocNomads student from USA, will be presented in its World Premiere at the Short Film selection of the 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam, held from 23 January to 3 February in the Netherlands.
By Bronte Stahl
2018 • 13' • Belgium
The geography of the otherwise flat city of Charleroi is defined by slag heaps - hills formed from the waste material from coal mines. Filmed entirely from these terrils themselves, the film weaves large-scale industrial tragedy with the poeticism of ecological rebirth through a data-driven narration in which the terrils are the protagonists.