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Till Roeskens



Till Roeskens was born in 1974 in Freiburg (Germany), lives in Marseille.With a passion for applied geography, visual artist he belongs to the artist-explorer family. His work evolves out of his discovery of a given region and the people who are trying to draw their own paths through it. What he brings back from his explorations, whether in the form of a book, a video, a slide show or other media, is never just a simple report, but serves as an invitation to exercice one’s own perception, an open question about what we are able to seize from the infinite complexity of the world. His “attempts to find his bearings” are made with a constant concern for reaching an uninformed audience and transforming them into co-authors of the work. Exercises his art all around France, e.g. at Plateau arts center in Paris, Forteresse de Salses, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Strasbourg. His documentary film Videomappings: Aida, Palestine won the Grand Prix at the Festival International du Documentaire de Marseille in 2009.

Filmography (selection)
Pas loin de là (France, 2002)
Mots/choses (France, 2004)
Leçon de choses: Rivesaltes (2004)
De la Base Aérienne 110 à la Paix se révélant à l'Humanité (2005)
De la propriété (France, 2007)
Vidéocartographies: Aïda, Palestine/ Videomappings: Aida, Palestine (46´, France, Palestine, 2009)
Plan de situation: Joliette (137´, France, 2009)
Un Archipel (61´, France, 2010)


Videomappings: Aida, Palestine

Videomappings: Aida, Palestine (Orig.) / 2009 / France / 46 min

On screen, one blank sheet of paper after another is slowly being filled with lines: inhabitants of Aida Refugee Camp (Bethlehem) draw mental maps of their surroundings and tell the stories related to those subjective geographies.





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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