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Special Screening

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When we’re out of words, the body takes over. So far the dancers Bérengrère Bodin, Samir M'Kirech and TK Russell agree, when you ask them: why are we fighting? Based on their personal experiences, they look for the why of violence around them in the world, but also the violence in themselves. How do you deal with fear, frustration and disappointment in today's world, where you feel unheard or misunderstood? Is it at all possible to act in a non-violent way? Or is that privilege reserved for those who create dance, music, art or words?  With their film Why We Fight? Alain Platel and Mirjam Devriendt pay tribute to the arts, but also to humanity, that always seems to balance between creating something spectacularly beautiful or horribly cruel.


Cinemateca Portuguesa

Rua Barata Salgueiro 39, 1269-059 Lisboa

Interpreters Bérengère Bodin, Samir M’Kirech, TK Russell

Screenplay Alain Platel, Mirjam Devriendt

Production Emmy Oost - Cassette for timescapes, Tuan Lam - Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion

Editing Dieter Diependaele

DOP Mirjam Devriendt

Sound Jean-François Levillain

Music Steven Prengels

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