Two DocNomads films in DOKer, Russia
Mirna Everhard´s BUT WHY ARE THE BANANAS CROOKED? will premiere in the Short Competition, along with Aylin Gökmen´s SPIRITS AND ROCKS: AN AZOREAN MYTH, at DOKer – Moscow International Documentary Film Festival held from 18 to 27 of June.
By Mirna Everhard (Netherlands) • 11' • 2020
A banana plant and a botanist meet in a glasshouse somewhere in Brussels. A pretty normal situation, if the banana plant didn't start talking. What follows is a strange encounter. A modern tale with deep roots in our history.
By Aylin Gökmen • 14' • Portugal, Switzerland
From the ocean, a volcanic island rises into steamy mist. The black rock of the earth stands in sharp contrast to the billowing vapor that hovers and drifts above the surface. A narrator describes how the island’s first inhabitants sought to explain the violent eruption by attributing the devastation to the wrath of angry gods. With breathtaking black-and-white cinematography, this poetic exploration considers the human relationship to this volatile land, where residents live alongside the looming threat of eruption with reverence, fear, and awe. A collection of scenes where dark and light miraculously coexist illuminates both the physical and spiritual landscapes of this extraordinary place, where life endures the perils of the natural world.