GLOBO deals with the odyssey of filmmaker Jan van Hasselt. Since 2007 he is trying to make films in Rio de Janeiro. But gentrification before worldcup and olympic games have started an image-war.
All his attempts to make movies in Rio failed. He attended demonstrations and flashmobs, was shot with teargasbombs and filmed burning cars during the riots. Offcials offered to fake filmworthy police operations. Jans protagonists all the sudden didn’t trust the press and, therefore, didn’t rust him anymore either.[vimeo 102220435 w=620&h=300]
A lot of things reminded him of his first project in Rio. For four years he made a film on a german steelplant, that was banned by his clients. He found lots of parallels regarding the political function of images both in the german investment and the way, officials tried to promote and polish Rio. The image-war became the subject of Jan’s project.
Jan van Hasselt reads from his filmdiaries, shows images from the banned movie, fragments of his failed films and other material, he collected over last years. This is about a steelmill, german cultureshock, a cookie, a painter, a rich and a poor Batman.
Live music by Marc Richter (aka Black To Comm), who did the original score for the banned film.
Screening, Live Music, Lecture, Performance: GLOBO – Rio, ThyssenKrupp und die Ökonomie der Bilder
Saturday, 09 May 2015 | 21:00 CET
Ausland | Lychener Str. 60 | 10437 Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg