Salomé Lamas: Towards Extinction

Dive into the rabbit-hole of the wildest non-fiction visions in the world. Portuguese independent filmmaker Salomé Lamas has, in a little over a decade, brought into being a cinematic universe all her own: an alternatingly stark and vibrant landscape of rich and strange peoples and places.

We are happy to present a handful of those pearls with Salomé Lamas: Towards Extinction, a selection of her work that tries to do justice to its sheer scope and variety. This cauldron of intermingling ideas and sensations from across the world represents a new breed of independent cinema, one untethered from tidy notions of what it is to make documentary. Lamas's cinema is one that burrows endlessly forward, paying no attention to any consideration other than to that which seeks new forms of seeing and interpreting the world through the most idiosyncratic of non-fiction.

"Produced for different purposes and at varying lengths, these films have had her travel around the world, visiting increasingly marginal geographies to produce reflexive, experimental portraits of peoples and places at the fringes of existence." - BOMB Magazine

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