Why We Fight?
Cinedans FEST + dancescreen Audience Award 2022 for Best Documentary
When we run out of words, the body takes over. Dancers Berengrere Bodin, Samir M'Kirech and TK Russell agree thus far, when asked: why are we fighting? Based on their personal experiences, they search for the whys of the violence around them in the world, but also the violence within them. How do you deal with fear, frustration and disappointment in today's world, where you are not heard or understood? Is it even possible to act in a non-violent way? Or is that privilege reserved for those who create dance, music, art or words? In Why We Fight? choreographer Alain Platel and director Mirjam Devriendt pay tribute to the arts and to humanity, which always seems to balance between creating something spectacularly beautiful and something horribly cruel. The film is inspired by a scene from the dance performance Nicht Schlafen that Alain Platel made in 2016 with the company les ballets C de la B, in a set by visual artist Berlinde De Bruyckere.
- GENREGÉNERODocumentary: Dance
- STATUSESTATUS DEL PROGRAMAcompleted
- DirectorDirectorAlain Platel
- DirectorDirectorMirjam Devriendt
- PRODUCTION YEARAÑO DE PRODUCCIÓN2021
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Video provided by IMZ International Music + Media Centre