Cemetery

Cemetery

Screening and talk with the director.


Artist Carlos Casas traces the journey of an elephant and his mahout to a sacred hidden elephant cemetery. As they move toward the mythical place through the jungle, questions opens up about death, reincarnation, immortality, and where Hindu and Buddhist traditions collide. Cemetery is a deeply sensory film about memory, colonialism, extinction and the unmapped. A road film guided by a monologue voice over, the amazing sounds of the jungle and a deep research related to the sonic language of the elephants. Cemetery is a requiem for the unknown, for the undiscovered, for our Shangri-La.

Carlos Casas will talk about the creation and development of his film Cemetery. 

Carlos Casas is a filmmaker and artist whose work shifts between documentary film, sound art, video installation and performance. Casas develops sound landscapes to explore themes related to the natural world, memory and death. His films have been projected and awarded at festivals around the world, such as the FIDMarseille, Venice, Rotterdam and BAFICI. He has also exhibited his work in the Tate Modern in London, the Pompidou Centre and the Cartier Foundation in Paris, the Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan and the Contemporary Culture Centre of Barcelona (CCCB).