STILL

France , 2009
7min 15 sec. Mini DV, Colour, Stereo
Directed, Produced, Edited Laura Waddington
Editing help Mara Catalan
Commission
For the collective French film "OUTRAGE & REBELLION" initiated by Nicole Brenez

Premiere
Streamed on www.mediapart.fr as part of the collective French film project "Outrage & Rebellion", 2010
 
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Synopsis

STILL was made for "OUTRAGE & REBELLION", the collective French film to protest against police violence in France, after the filmmaker Joachim Gatti lost his eye when a policeman shot him with a flashball in July 2009.

Notes about STILL and police violence in France
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Director's statement

STILL was made for "OUTRAGE & REBELLION", the collective French film to protest against the filmmaker Joachim Gatti losing his eye when a policeman shot him with a flashball in July 2009. 

The idea of the project was for each filmmaker to make their contribution without a budget and within a few weeks. I worked with images of police brutality, I found on the internet, often taken by family and friends of the victims. The soundtrack is sampled from Santiago Alvarez's “NOW”. My video is in memory of him.

I wanted to draw the audience's attention to the "climate of impunity" within the French police force, described by Amnesty International. More and more, people who complain or speak out about police violence are being charged with defamation or "outrage et rébellion." This has come to apply to reporters and artists too.

Press Quotes

  • " Federico Rossin's Best films of 2009: Material - Thomas Heise, Gran Torino - Clint Eastwood, Le streghe - Jean-Marie Straub, 36 vues du pic Saint Loup - Jacques Rivette, Mary & Max - Adam Elliott,  Waterfront Follies - Ernie Gehr, Vincere - Marco Bellocchio, STILL - Laura Waddington, Répons - Marylène Negro, Double Take - Johan Grimonprez "

    Federico Rossin, IL MANIFESTO, Italy
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Awards


Top Ten Films of 2009: Federico Rossin, Il Manifesto

Screenings

Streamed on www.mediapart.fr as part of the collective French film project "Outrage & Rebellion", January 2010
Film Mutations, Third Festival of Invisible Cinema, Zagreb, Croatia, December 2009
"Cinéma militant, politique, social, engagé...L'héritage Dziga Vertov" Formation pour CAV Creteil, La Cinematheque Francaise, Paris, France, February 2010
Indie Lisboa '10 Special Section: "Selected films from "Outrage & Rebellion", Cinema Londres, Lisbon, Portugal, April-May 2010
"Waddington Program" "Internationalist Cinema for Today" (Curated by Nicole Brenez), Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA, March 2012
Debate and projection, organised by Le Comité Justice et Vérité pour Wissam for the "Journée Internationale contre les violences policières", Clermont Ferrand, France, March 2013
"Eyespeak presents the films of Laura Waddington" with Laura Waddington and Nick Mirzoeff, Hunter College, New York, USA, December 2013
"Live like a refugee: On the Border" in the series "Global Revolt: Cinematic Ammunition" (Programmed by Sherry Millner and Ernie Larsen), Flaherty NYC Fall Season, Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA, December 2013  
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