Earthquake Tourism

Original title:

Terramotourism

Country:

Portugal

Duration:

42 min

Year:

2016

Director:

Left Hand Rotation Collective

Screenwriter:

Left Hand Rotation Collective

DOP:

Left Hand Rotation Collective

Editor:

Left Hand Rotation Collective

Cast:

Producer:

Production Company:

Left Hand Rotation Collective

Festivals and awards:

Urban Audiovisual Festival, Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam, Istanbul Int’l Architecture and Urban Films Festival

In November 1755, Lisbon was hit by a devastating earthquake which had far-reaching effects on the city, including enlightened absolutism that was built on its ruins. Today, Lisbon is shaking again, this time under the feet of mass tourism which is gradually transforming the city, pushing the locals ever further from the city’s center. Is there an absolutism that could serve as an excuse here? The film tells us about the dark side of tourism, while offering a subjective portrait of the city and its transformations over a period of six years. 

Left Hand Rotation is an artistic collective active since 2005. Their projects are focused on intervention, appropriationism, recording, and video manipulation. By engaging local topics, their work reflects on the complex global system.

Saturday 31/07 at 16:15, cinema Bauer

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