During the Age of Exploration the term Terra Incognita was used to name regions that had not been mapped or documented. A legend claims that cartographers from those times labelled such regions as Here Be Dragons
Here Be Dragons (Terra Incognita)
Feature Documentary. Production: Near/by Films
In a strange landscape akin to a faraway planet, miners and astrobiologists dig the soil for what seem very different purposes: to fuel the technological revolution and to search for life in the Universe.
«Here be dragons (Terra Incognita) is part of a broader artistic research, in which I investigate how the scientific and technological breakthroughs we are experiencing, are actively renegotiating our understanding of life and spatial boundaries. I am interested in how these breakthroughs are increasingly challenging notions we have about life, nature, artificial, territory, property and frontiers and how these challenges stress the necessity to rethink humanity’s place from a larger temporal and spatial scale.»
Supported by: Netherlands Film Funds and AFK (3Package Deal in collaboration with IDFA, Eye Film Institute and Netherlands Film Academy).
AWARDS AND FILM LAB SELECTION
La Casa Encendida Award for Audiovisual production
Jury Mention Award to the best film in development at DocLisboa
ARCHE, Film Lab from DOCLISBOA
MRG/WORK, Film Lab from Márgenes Film Festival
RAW Film Residency
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