Find here the extensive list of the Paradigm films screened at Boom 2018!
There is no denying that movies are a major actor in the spreading of information. At Boom, independent projects can benefit of a platform with an internationnal reach by showcasing at the Liminal Village. The Paradigm Films, screened at the end of each day of the festival, consist of both movies and documentaries touching upon a variety of themes.
At Boom 2018, the Boom Festival 20 Years: A Oral and Visual History official documentary was also screened during the Liminal Village's opening ceremony. We will soon be releasing it on our official YT channel, so stay tuned!
Below, you will find the complete list of films screened during Boom 2018:
Bufo Alvarius – The Underground Secret (2018)
By Filip Zaruba
A radical testimony of the strongest known natural psychedelic, tryptamine 5-MeO-DMT produced by Bufo Alvarius, a toad of the Sonoran desert. The breathtaking audio-visual adventure is enhanced by immersive animations inspired by the psychoactive effects of this extraordinary substance.
Trailer | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAkcttq7_Wc
By Michelle Verhoeks
‘Deep’ shows an inner journey of a woman. In a surrealistic ocean she explores her sexuality. Her body is an expression of the soul that reveals and merges in the poetic surroundings. Analogue and digital media are combined in this short 2D animation.
Trailer | https://vimeo.com/225681476
The Substance: Albert Hofmann’s LSD (2012)
By Martin Witz
In 1943, at the Sandoz chemical-pharmaceutical laboratories in Basel, Switzerland, chemist Albert Hofmann, in search of a respiratory and circulatory stimulant, first synthesized LSD. This documentary is an informative and entertaining investigation into the history of a substance so potent that mere fractions of a milligram can alter a subject’s perception of reality.
Trailer | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDK6JYs-b-4
Yellow Submarine (1968)
By George Dunning
The music-loving inhabitants of Pepperland are under siege by the Blue Meanies, a nasty group of music-hating creatures. The Lord Mayor of Pepperland dispatches sailor Old Fred to Liverpool, England, where he is to recruit the help of the Beatles. The sympathetic four ride a yellow submarine to the occupied Pepperland, where the Blue Meanies have no chance against the Fab Four's groovy tunes.
Trailer | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOlwwoZLoKE
Rainbow Collective: Arise
Inspiring and powerful films from the frontline of Bangladesh fight for social justice, by UK based Rainbow Collective, producing for more than 10 years youth projects with the garment workers and street dwelling communities.
Movie | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_tuvBHr6WU
Europe the Land of Humanity and Funeral For Portugal
By Miguel Januario (PlusMinus)
Video artist Miguel Januario exposes the harsh reality of the refugee camps in Greece and the paradox with the values of Europe. In the second video we see a controversial performance of the funeral for Portugal to stimulate debate over the current socio-political state of Portugal.
Another Lisbon Story (2017)
By Claudio Carbone
A favela in Lisbon, the residents are an active part of the decisions of the place where they live and a research team follows the process of inclusion in society.
Trailer | https://vimeo.com/199353158
Amplify Her (2018)
Directed by Ian MacKenzie and Nicole Sorochan
It is a film, graphic novel and animated motion comic series that explores the rise of female artists in the electronic music scene. On the surface, it’s a story about women in the electronic music industry, but the film’s deeper message is the resurgence of “the feminine” in Western culture.
Trailer | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0iozSSQ800&feature=youtu.be
Annapurna Skatepark (2017)
By Aryan Ashoori and Ekaterina Anchevskaya
Annapurna Skatepark is a community skatepark in Nepal and the second largest city, Pokhara, accommodating the growing demand for safe spaces for skateboarding in the country. In April 2017, an international group of professional skatepark builders joined local youth in Pokhara to construct a 500m² international standard skatepark for everyone to enjoy.
By David Fedele
Have you ever wondered what happens to your electronics at the end of their life? Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste (electronic waste) are generated worldwide every year. Without dialogue or narration, the film presents a visual portrait of unregulated e-waste recycling in Ghana, West Africa, where electronics are not seen for what they once were, but for what they have become.
Movie | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUCoToorc9M
Tomorrow’s Power (2017)
By Amy Miller
A feature length documentary that showcases three communities around the world and their responses to economic and environmental emergencies they are facing.
Trailer | https://vimeo.com/210311009
By Vicent Moon and Julie Colardelle
An experiment in between an improvised film created on the spot, a musical experience welcoming local participants, and a research into new forms of ceremonies, developing a unique method to create a site-specific experience and further exploring the realm of ‘experimental-ethnography'.
Trailer | ttp://hibridos.cc/en/themovie/
By Ismail Ali
Cura is a feature length documentary in progress that tells the story of Yolanda and Donny, a mother and son who break cycles of addiction and violence in the face of impossible odds. Their story illuminates both the spiritual and communal aspects of healing from trauma, as well as the stark socioeconomic realities that often prevent it for many marginalized people.
Trailer | https://vimeo.com/234859478
Down to Earth (2015)
By Rolf Winters and Renata Heinen
The movie follows a family’s search for a new perspective on life. In their five-year journey across six continents, they live with some of the planet’s oldest indigenous communities. No crew, no schedule, just one backpack and one camera each. And the curiosity to listen.
Trailer | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfNjyNWxgv8
By Mélanie Laurent and Cyril Dion
Showing solutions, telling a feel-good story: this may be the best way to solve the ecological, economic and social crises that our countries are going through. The directors carry out an investigation in ten different countries to figure out what may lead to this disaster and above all how to avoid it.
Trailer | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUN0QxRB7e0
The Economics of Happiness (2011)
By Steven Gorelick, Helena Norberg-Hodge, John Page
The documentary describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions: while government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power, people around the world are resisting those policies and working to forge a very different future.
Movie | https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x206slo
This Changes Everything (2015)
By Avi Lewis
Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.
Trailer | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQhflH4alO0
Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within (2007)
By Nikos Katsaounis
The film examines the re-emergence of archaic techniques of ecstasy in the modern world by weaving a synthesis of ecological and evolutionary awareness, electronic dance culture, and the current pharmacological re-evaluation of entheogenic compounds.
The Mirror of the Spirit (2014)
By Joao Meirinhos
Assembling an impressive cast of traditional practitioners, aficionados and western converts, the film bubbles like the brew itself to reveal the essence of the ayahuasca experience. And, like the ayahuasca vine, it entwines the viewer with an authentic and compelling message that is hard to resist.
Movie | https://www.documentarystorm.com/the-mirror-of-the-spirit/
We Are Nature: Considerations On the Anthropocene (2017)
By Joao Meirinhos
Mongolia is a drastic example of the upcoming perils of desertification and ever lowering temperatures during Winter that are forcing the local population to give up their traditional nomadic lifestyle and move to a problematic and polluted capital city.
Food Matters (2008)
By James Colquhoun and Carlo Ledesma
This seminal documentary about nutrition presents the thesis that a selective diet can play a key role in treating a range of health conditions such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease and depression, often substituting for medical treatment.
Dusk Chorus (2016)
By Nika Saravanja, Alessandro D'Emilia
Today, global warming and humans are threatening species, and sound pollution itself is involved in the extinction of some of these. David Monacchi, a hi-tech explorer, takes us in a journey through the sound landscape of the Amazonian forest, as it is as rich as the diversity of the wildlife that produces it.
Trailer | https://vimeo.com/209585874