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Buenas Noches

Rebeca Elias

Rebeca Elias

Project Statement: Buenas Noches. Work in progress. Studying the afternoon in the city. The idea is to create a portrait of my city from my eyes. One heated afternoon in Asunción told from the subjective experiences that represent stages of memory for me. These portraits reflect the parallel realities and times. It all starts at siesta time, entering the city walking in the street to enter from the public space to the private intimacy. Everything is shot in a documentary style. Personal spaces and experiences brought in. I would like this project to be as intimate as it is collective. And I would like to find a link between the stories. I would like to further explore the idea of care and its importance in the day to day slowness. Culturally, a job carried by women in this society alongside with the knowledge that comes with it such as medicinal herbs, traditions in food and daily rituals. The objective is not to romanticize this as a women's task but to talk about identity and community in a non linear narrative. And it all ends when the sun sets.

Bio: I am a film prod student from Paraguay. Before moving to MTL in 2017, I explored my city and started questioning about gaze, memory and movement. Participated in both school and professional films, mostly focused on sound and electro-acoustics. I am interested in expanding my boundaries of storytelling, explore my identity and the transforming relationship with my city.