A focus on the work of the American Theo Anthony and a special session with works by the Pakistani Basir Mahmood are the have been announced by the 2021 Porto/Post/Doc, taking place from 20 to 30 November.
Since the premiere at Sundance of All Light, Everywhere, a powerful essay on video surveillance and the use of cameras by police forces in the USA, young filmmaker Theo Anthony has established himself as one of the most exciting names in the new American documentary. All Light, Everywhere (2021), Chop My Money (2014), Peace In The Absence Of War (2015), Rat Film (2016) and Subject To Review (2019) will be screened as part of the retrospective focus with the director present.
«Espaço de Cinema Para o Ar Entrar e Circular» is the name of the special session that, for 70 minutes, will project, continuously, a selection of six works by the artist Basir Mahmood, describing a decade of his work, between video art and cinema. A proposal for a national premiere that works on the limits of the perception of reality and reveals the recurrences and obsessions of the Pakistani filmmaker. Basir Mahmood was awarded the Paulo Cunha e Silva prize in 2020 and the Ammodo Tiger Short Award at this year’s Rotterdam Film Festival.