That Which Is To Come Is Just A Promise
In the course of a long, slow take over Funafuti, both drought and floods appear in a constant uninterrupted rhythm. The state of flux between both type of events is reflected in the places and actions of the inhabitants making the island's extremes seem familiar: the air is riven with waiting and suspension.
The island of Funafuti, in the archipelago of Tuvalu, for some years now has become the stage for a unique phenomenon. Due to the unnatural warming of the sea, saltwater seeps into the subsoil bubbling up through the porous terrain provoking floods which put the future of life on this island at risk.
22'00" / HD File / colour / sound
Prod: Dugong Films - Giulia Achilli | Marco Alessi; Seriousfilm - Marc Thelosen; Blueskin Films - Catherine Fitzgerald
Country: The Netherlands, New Zealand, Italy
Screening format: HD File
Flatform (Anna Maria Martena and Roberto Taroni):
(Selection, all shorts) Sunday 6th April, 11:42 a.m. (IT, Flatform, 2008) 57.600 seconds of invisible night and light (IT, Flatform, 2009); Non si Può Nulla Contro il Vento (IT, Flatform, 2010); Movements of an impossible time (IT, Flatform, 2011) A place to come (IT, Flatform, 2011)
Trento Symphonia (FR/IT, Flatform, 2014); Eleven Trails (IT, Flatform, 2018)
Distributor: EYE Experimental