Extraction: The Raft Of The Medusa

Synopsis

Extraction: The Raft of the Medusa is a meditation on humanity’s massive redesign of the planet and a dystopic pamphlet on the anthropocene. Extraction: The Raft of the Medusa portrays a brief moment of euphoria as the drifting occupants on the raft, hoping and praying to be rescued, appear to glimpse a possibility of salvation. We can almost hear the hoarse cries through which they attempt to draw attention to their desperate plight, mustering a final ounce of strength before the void. This is their last chance of survival. Extraction: The Raft of the Medusa refers to the colonial paradigm, worldview, and technologies that mark out regions of high biodiversity in order to reduce life to its conversion into a resource through capitalism, with an enormous environmental and social impact. It is an allegory for states of emergency in environmental policy, climate and migration, with an ethical-political purpose.

Original Title
EXTRACTION: THE RAFT OF THE MEDUSA
Director
Salomé Lamas
Producer
Salomé Lamas, Lamaland
Adelina von Furstenberg, ART for The World
Pedro Duarte, Primeira Idade
Script
Salomé Lamas, Isabel Ramos
Photography
Rui Xavier
Editing
Francisco Moreira
Sound
Miguel Martins
Main Actors
Henrique Furtado, Luis Guerra, Matthieu Ehrlacher, João Villas Boas, Cláudio Vieira, Bruno Brandolino, Filipe Pereira, Paulo Quedas
Original Language
English

Film Statistics

  • 3568 Spectators
  • 7 Festival Selections
  • 8 Exhibitions

Festivals Selections (in competition)

09.2021
Porto Femme - Festival Internacional de Cinema, Portugal
08.2021
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Germany
02.2021
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, France
10.2020
Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal

Other Screenings

09.2021
Salomé Lamas at Institute of Contemporary Arts
09.2021
Experimental Film and Video Festival Seoul
05.2021
Projeto Futurama

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