In the traditional beliefs of some Central African societies, there is an ontological state between the living and the dead. This third time and place is inhabited by a category of spirits called the Sasha, those still remembered by the living.
On 21 April 1972 the astronaut Charles Duke landed on the Moon on the Apollo XVI. He was in charge of taking photos of the lunar surface with a high-resolution camera, a Hasselblad 1000. The third day, at the end of his last moonwalk, Charles takes a very meaningful photograph.
'The Sasha' is a fictional video essay about the human perspective on Earth and our constant struggle with our temporal and spatial limitations. From the exploration of space to cyberspace, from a family portrait to a photograph of the Earth, from an analogue Moon in 1972 to a virtual Moon in Google Earth today.
In the film archive material from Apollo XVI Mission and from the history of space-photography is mixed, animated and post-produced to create a loop of parallel universes where infinity seems to be lost between frames and interfaces.
19'30" / HD File / colour
Genre: experimental, hybrid
Original film title: The Sasha
Dir: María Molina Peiró
Prod: María Molina Peiró
Scen: María Molina Peiró
María Molina Peiró (selection) Digital Trauma (2017, short documentary) This Are Not Two Hands (2014, short); La única patricia (The Only Homeland Possible) (2014, short)
Distributor: EYE Experimental