CUT, 2020

Digital video. 51 minutes. Original language Spanish. English subtitles.16.9. Stereo sound. Color and black and white

Departing from a peoples uprising in the cities of Cutral-Có and Plaza Huíncul in Argentine Patagonia in 1996, this film investigates the relevance of the moving image to account for a popular uprising. Affirming that the formal capacity of video and image-movement makes it possible to update and relocate past and geographically distant events.

Documents, archive, sounds, voices, filmed locations and filmed scenes, all the elements in the film are organised by montage and cuts in the material. without respecting the logic of belonging that they may or may not have outside the film itself. The work is articulated in episodic fragments that leave empty spaces between groups of images.
This film is part of a larger research project where I consider that the revolts of the 90's constitute a historical sequence, a cycle of popular and anti-neoliberal resistance, which re-locates a more challenging political practice, that State terrorism had annihilated in Latin America.
The enormous potential for rupture of the social movements, militantly expresses the self-organization features characteristic of a cycle of uprisings, which in their radicality, aim to remove the communicational, legal and police techniques of authoritarian domination through democratic channels.