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The Sasha

The Sasha

The Sasha
María Molina Peiró
documental, experimental
  • The Netherlands
  • 20"
  • 2019
Thursday 5, 18:15
Sala Compasión
• 50 min.


On 1972 the astronaut Charles Duke landed on the Moon on the Apollo XVI. He was in charge of taking photos of the lunar surface with a high-resolution camera. ‘The Sasha’ is a film about the human perspective on Earth and our constant struggle with our temporal and spatial limitations. From the exploration of space to cyberspace, from an analogue Moon in 1972 to a virtual Moon in Google Earth today. A story about parallel universes where eternity seems to be lost between frames and interfaces.

Festivals and awards

Tigger Award Competition (International Film Festival Rotterdam IFFR)
RADAR Jury Award ( Curtocircuito International Film Festival)
Scientist Award (Imagine Science Film Festival. New York)
Special Jury Mention ABYCINE

International Film Festival Rotterdam (Tigger Wards Competition)
BFI London Film Festival (Create Competition)
Indie Lisboa (International Competition)
Goshorts (Dutch Competition)
La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival (Nouvel Vague Competition)

María Molina Peiró

María Molina is an audio-visual artist and filmmaker with a background in fine arts. She works in an open format mixing film, digital media and experimental animation. María Molina ́s films and art works have been showcased in international museums like Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Louvre Museum (Paris), EYE Film Museum (Amsterdam), MACBA (Museum of Modern Art Barcelona), Hong-Gah Museum (Taipei), Centre de Cultura Contemporània Barcelona (CCCB), MATADERO (Madrid) or Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina (Serbia) among others.

Her works has been featured in festivals like International Film Festival Rotterdam IFFR, Rencontres Internationales (Paris/Berlin), Art Futura (Barcelona), Taiwan Video Art Biennial, MADATAC (Madrid), Cinema Independent de Barcelona or VISS (Vienna International Film Festival). In her work she explores the increasingly blurred boundaries between material and digital realities. She is particularly interested in the convergences between different memory systems (from Geology to Digital Memory) and how the ubiquity and pervasive nature of Digital Technology is reframing our spatial and temporal perspective.

Her films and installations often use metafiction, postproduction and geo-tools to unfold layered realities that connect humans, technology and nature. Her current research focuses on humanity’s constant struggle with its temporal and spatial limitations, and how this struggle has driven civilisation and technology to change our relation with nature, time and our understanding of life itself. María holds a BA from the US (University of the Arts, Sevilla) and graduated Cum Laude from the Master of Film at the Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam, where she also won the Dutch AHK Award for best Master Project. She ́s based in Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

Filmography (selection) Digital Trauma (2017, short documentary) This Are Not Two Hands (2014, short); La única patricia (The Only Homeland Possible) (2014, short)

Prod: María Molina Peiró
Scen: María Molina Peiró
Sound Design: Sergio González Cuervo
Music: Natalia Dominguez Rangel
Cast: voice of Thania Theodoru

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