Spirits and Rocks: an Azorean Myth

On a volcanic island, inhabitants are caught in an unending cycle: the threat of impending eruptions, and the burden of past traumas loom over them. Some draw upon myth and religious beliefs to interpret their precarious situation, while others demonstrate resilience, rebuilding their villages from the volcanic rocks. Mirroring the ethereal atmosphere of the island’s landscapes, the film gradually takes on the appearance of the stories it recounts.


Director Bio

Aylin Gökmen is a Swiss-Turkish filmmaker who earned a B.A. in philosophy and modern French from the University of Lausanne and an M.A. in documentary filmmaking from the DocNomads Erasmus Mundus program. Combining a documentary and experimental approach, her works revolve around themes of memory, imagination and landscape. In 2020, she co-founded A Vol d’Oiseau, a production structure dedicated to the development of various Swiss and international projects.

Info

  • Directed by:Aylin Gökmen
  • Written by:Aylin Gökmen
  • Produced by:Victor Candeias - DocNomads/Lusofona Unversity & A Vol d'Oiseau
  • Runtime:13 mins
  • Completion Date:May 1, 2020
  • Country of Origin:Switzerland
  • Country of Filming:Portugal
  • Language:Portuguese
  • Category:Non-Fiction / Student Short
  • Selection:Student Programme 2

    Main Competition - Programme 14
  • In Person Screening Time & Venue:Nov 4th Ballymahon Library 3-4pm

    Nov 6th Bridgeways Ballymahon 3 - 4pm
  • Online Screening TimeNov 5th 10am - 10pm

    Nov 7th 10am - 10pm
  • Links: Website

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