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Milo Rau - Activism and Intimacy

Films:Orestes in Mosul: The Making Of (72’) / The Congo Tribunal (100’) / Familie (80’) / The New Gospel (107’)
In collaboration with:Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and Consulate General of Switzerland in Milan
Orestes in Mosul: The making of (73’):A film by Daniel Demoustier / with Susana AbdulMajid, Bert Luppes, Marijke Pinoy, Elsie de Brauw, Risto Kübar, Johan Leysen, Saif Al-Taee, Mohamed Saalim, Suleik Salim Al-Khabbaz, Milo Rau, Khalid Rawi, Stefan Bläske, and others / camera Moritz von Dungern, Daniel Demoustier / editing Daniel Demoustier / colour grading Joris Vertenten / sound Ad Cominotto / direction assistant Zoe Demoustier, Thomas Schoofs / production NTGent / coproduction Het Nederlands Theater Festival
The Congo Tribunal (100’):Written and directed by Milo Rau / dramaturgy and editing Katja Dringenberg / research and casting Eva-Maria Bertschy / director of photography Thomas Schneider / music Marcel Vaid / sound tribunal Jens Baudisch / sound film Marco Teufen / assistant director IIPM Mirjam Knapp / line producer IIPM Mascha Euchner-Martinez / set design Anton Lukas / production Fruitmarket Arts & Media GmbH, Oliver Zobrist - Langfilm/ Bernard Lang AG / coproduction IIPM – International Institute of Political Murder, SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen – SRG SSR / ZDF / in collaboration with ARTE / supported by Arne Birkenstock - Film-und Medienstiftung NRW; Bundesamt für Kultur (EDI) Schweiz; BKM Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien; Kulturförderung des Kantos St. Gallen / Swisslos; Zürcher Filmstiftung; DFFF – Deutscher Filmförderfonds; Migros-Kulturprozent; Volkart Stiftung; Lemafrika
Familie (80’):Directed by Milo Rau, Filip Peeters with Filip Peeters, An Miller, Leonce Peeters, Louisa Peeters screenplay Filip Peeters, An Miller, Leonce Peeters, Louisa Peeters, Carmen Hornbostel, Milo Rau / cinematography by Moritz Von Dungern / film editing Joris Vertenten music Steve Willaert / production Filip Peeters – Look@Leo, NTGent
The New Gospel (107’):Conceived, written and directed by Milo Rau / with Yvan Sagnet, Papa Latyr Faye, Samuel Jacobs, Yussif Bamba, Jeremiah Akhere Ogbeide, Mbaye Ndiaye, Kadir Alhaji Nasir, Ali Soumaila, Vito Castoro, Marie Antoinette Eyango, Anthony Nwachukwu, Mohammed Souleiman, Alexander Kwaku Marfo, Blessing Ayomonsuru and many others / and with Marcello Fonte, Enrique Irazoqui, Maia Morgenstern / songs Vinicio Capossela / director of photography Thomas Eirich-Schneider / dramaturgy and editing Katja Dringenberg / dramaturgy and concept Eva-Maria Bertschy / dramaturgy and assistant director Giacomo Bisordi / set design and costume Anton Lukas, Ottavia Castellotti / original sound Marco Teufen, Julian Joseph / sound editing Guido Keller, Dieter Lengacher / production Arne Birkenstock, Sebastian Lemke – Fruitmarket, Oliver Zobrist - Langfilm/ Bernard Lang AG, IIPM – International Institute of Political Murder / coproduction SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen / SRG, SSR, ZDF / in cooperation with ARTE / in collaboration with Fondazione Matera Basilicata 2019, Consorzio Teatri Uniti di Basilicata e Teatro di Roma / supported by Film – und Medienstiftung NRW, Bundesamt für Kultur (BAK), Zürcher Filmstiftung, DFFF – Deutcher Filmförderfonds, Kanton St. Gallen Kulturförderung / Swisslos, BKM – Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien Volkart Stiftung, Suissimage Kulturfonds


Milo Rau presents a film series: Orestes in Mosul: the Making of; The Congo Tribunal; Familie; The New Gospel.

THE NEW GOSPEL: Who would Jesus fight for today – and who would be fighting at his side?
In Italy, at the southern edge of the European Union, where African refugees are forced into labor as harvesters, where peasants are fighting for survival due to increasing grain imports, Milo Rau creates – a hybrid film dealing with the life and death of probably the most influential religious founder in world history. Who are the displaced people, the outcasts, the humiliated ones of today’s world order? What is left of Jesus’ message of salvation in times of global exploitation?
In The New Gospel, Milo Rau and the political activist Yvan Sagnet create together a biblical narrative that couldn’t be more topical, considering the refugee crisis in Europe and the worldwide Black Lives Matter movement. Political activist and Jesus performer Yvan Sagnet himself worked in a tomato farm when, in 2011, he revolted against the system of exploitation and led the first farm workers’ strike in Southern Italy. Just like Jesus sought his group of apostles as a “fisher of men”, Yvan returns to the largest of the refugee camps, currently called “ghettos” in Italy. Among the refugees and migrants stranded in the barren landscape and those who hire themselves out on the tomato and orange plantations, Yvan finds his “disciples”

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