Porto/Post/Doc brings «Ideas to Postpone the End of the World» as central theme for 2021 festival

The eighth edition of Porto/Post/Doc will take place from 20 to 30 November November 20th and 30th in a hybrid format.

In an urgency to look at the world around us, the central theme for the 2021 edition follows the challenge «Ideas to Postpone the End of the World». This central programme brings climate, social, political, and ideological issues to the debate table and will also be the guiding theme of the Forum of the Real. The Forum of the Real will integrate three panels dedicated to the themes: The Earth, moderated by journalist Raquel Ribeiro; The Community, moderated by journalist Abel Coentrão; and Freedom, moderated by journalist Ricardo Alexandre.

«Ideas to Postpone the End of the World» is taken from the renowned Brazilian activist and indigenous leader Ailton Krenak’s book of the same name – an adaptation of the lectures he gave between 2017 and 2019, in which he critiques the idea of ​​humanity as something separate from nature. Ailton Krenak urges us, instead, to find a new and inclusive paradigm, one that privileges collective action, humanism, and ancestral knowledge that can correct the political errors of the day and restore our connection to the natural world.

The film programme encompasses both old and new perspectives, and gestures towards alternative ideas to the logic of consumerism, which constantly seeks to annihilate difference and limit our ways of thinking about our existence and that of future generations.

«Ideas to Postpone the End of the World» Selections

  • Aggregate States of Matters (dir. Rosa Barba) – Perú, Germany
  • Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (dir. Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky) – Canada
  • Bending to Earth (dir. Rosa Barba) – EUA, Germany
  • Birds In The Earth (dir. Marja Helander) – Finland
  • Demain (dir. Cyril Dion, Melanie Laurent) – France
  • Disseminate and Hold (dir, Rosa Barba) Germany
  • Nuestra voz de tierra, memoria y futuro (dir. Marta Rodríguez, Jorge Silva) – Colombia
  • White Cube (dir. Renzo Martens) – Netherlands, Belgium, DR Congo
  • Who We Were (dir, Marc Bauder) – Germany

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