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Extraction: The Raft of The Medusa

SALOME LAMAS, Portugal

Synopsis

«Extraction: The Raft of the Medusa» portrays a brief moment of euphoria as the occupants on the raft spot a glimpse illusion for their drift, hoping and praying to be rescued. We can almost hear the hoarse cries in an attempt to draw attention to their desperate plight, mustering their last ounce of strength to the void. This is their last chance of survival.

The film is an allegory for the state of climate and environmental emergency.

Biography

Born in Lisboa, Portugal, in 1987. She is one of the most important filmmaker in the new generation in Portugal. She is known for « Terra de Ninguem », « Eldorardo XXI », « Coup de Grâce » and « Fatamorgana ». In 2018, she participated in the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement, Geneva. She works at the intersection of the ethnography of the history of the reception of the work between memory and fiction. Her works has been screened both in art venues and film festivals such as Berlinale, BAFICI, Museo Arte Reina Sofia, FIAC, MNAC – Museu do Chiado, DocLisboa, Cinema du Réel, Visions du Réel, MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém, Hong Kong FF, Museu Serralves, Tate Modern, Centre d’Art Contemporain de Genève, ICA London, Mostra de São Paulo, CAC Vilnius, MALBA, FAEMA, SESC São Paulo, MAAT, La Biennale di Venezia Architettura, among others.