In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain

Larissa Sansour [Pal., R-U, Dan., Qatar, 2015, 29 min, num., VOSTF/Original Arabic version with French subtitles]

Combinant prises de vue réelles et animations par ordinateur, le film explore la place du mythe dans l’histoire et l’identité nationales. Un groupe de résistance narrative enfouit de la porcelaine fine dans le but d’influencer l’histoire et de soutenir les revendications futures de terres dont il est en train d’être dépossédé.

The trilogy’s final instalment, In the Future They Ate from the Finest Porcelain, resides at the cross-section between sci-fi, archaeology and politics. Combining live motion and CGI, it explores the role of myth for history, fact and national identity. A narrative resistance group makes underground deposits of elaborate porcelain – suggested to belong to an entirely fictional civilization. Their aim is to influence history and support future claims to their vanishing lands.

 

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