WHY WE FIGHT?
ALAIN PLATEL, MIRJAM DEVRIENDT | BELGIUM
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.
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