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In this double-bill of shorts from the Czech Republic and Spain, we will reflect about our relation to nature and our environment. How can European films warp this very Western and exploitative attitude? What emotions can film evoke that resonate with the aim to take better care of the planet?

3mwH – Marie-Magdalena Kochová
A nuclear power plant worker obsessed with counting has set a limit on the amount of energy he is willing to use until his death. In this macabre but masterful film poem in 35 mm with strong mathematical undercurrents, Marie-Magdalena Kochová tells the story of a man whose life is slowly transforming. A loving embrace of the fact that we are not only our body, but also our energy.

Meteoro – Víctor Moreno
A mysterious roar splits the sky and echoes in the middle of the forest. A man delves into its depths to discover its origin and answer questions never before asked. Víctor Moreno’s new film, awarded at the Seminci, is a cosmic delirium that interconnects local events with the most colossal abstraction, relying on the material aspect of cinema and exploring the immersive possibilities of sound design.

This programme is supported by Czech Centre Rotterdam and Instituto Cervantes Utrecht.

In conversation with
Jan Beranek
Ecological activist, energy expert, politician, employee of Greenpeace
Nahuel Cano
performer, researcher

About the speakers

Jan Beránek is a Czech ecological activist, energy expert, politician, employee of Greenpeace and former member and chairman of Czech Green Party. He currently works as energy campaign team leader at Greenpeace International at Amsterdam.

Nahuel Cano is an Argentine artist whose performances center on listening as a transformative action. His work focuses on the relationship between ecological collapse, grief and colonization. He is currently based in Utrecht researching the subjects of ecology and Dutch colonial history, working with local communities and institutions such as the Province of Utrecht.