Tertulia 15: JAAR – The lament of images
Presented by: Paula Rodríguez
JAAR, LAMENT OF THE IMAGES observes Alfredo Jaar’s creative process, as one of the most relevant contemporary artists. His works address big issues in different parts of the world, such as immigration at the Mexico and USA border, genocide in Rwanda o the military coup in Chile. Jaar believes that art is “the last place” of freedom in our society and from that trench, he displays his work as an act of resistance. This is the first film made about this artist and is also a journey through his work, with exhibitions in Finland, Venice, Buenos Aires, Santiago and New York.
With a soundtrack done by his son, Nicolas Jaar a leading musician on the world’s current electronica.
Moderated by José Délano
PAULA RODRIGUEZ: studied Architecture at HdK and Film and Television studies at DFFB in Berlin. She has developed a professional career as independent documentary film director and television reporter. Her work portrays mainly social and cultural issues related to Latin America. Some of her documentaries are: Primeros Pasos (First Steps), Volver a Vernos (To Meet Again) (Arte-SWR, Germany), Isabel Allende (Arte NDR, Germany) or Muerte Anunciada (Death Foretold), a report made in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia, about Femicide.