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The Human Surge Eduardo Williams

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El auge del humano

The winner of the Golden Leopard for best film in the Current Filmmakers section at this year’s Locarno Festival, The Human Surge is unquestionably one of the year’s most distinctive and accomplished first features. A global journey that jumps without warning from Argentina to the Philippines to Mozambique, Eduardo Williams’ film is a kind of static road movie that flouts the distinction between fiction and documentary in order to create an original vision of the world, driven by its paradoxes. Ambitious yet minimalist, theoretical yet down-to- earth, exploratory yet homebound, The Human Surge looks at today’s idle youth in an age of exploitative labour practices and illusory hyper-connection.

The Human Surge

  • Country : Argentina, Brazil, Portugal
  • Year : 2016
  • V.O : Spanish, Cebuano, Portuguese
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 97 MIN
  • Cinematography : Julien Guillery, Joaquin Neira, Eduardo Williams
  • Editing : Alice Furtado, Eduardo Williams
  • Production : Violeta María Bava, Rosa Martínez Rivero, Jerónimo Quevedo, María Victoria Marotta, Rodrigo Areias, Rodrigo Teixeira
  • Sound Design : Joseph Dennis, Roy Llanes Roncales, Pedro Marinho, Milton Rodriguez, Asuncion Gagarin
Filmography of Eduardo Williams :

HE DIRECTED THE FOLLOWING SHORT FILMS:
PUDE VER UN PUMA (COULD SEE A PUMA) 17 MIN, 16MM, COLOR, 2011.
EL RUIDO DE LAS ESTRELLAS ME ATURDE (THE SOUND OF STARS DAZES ME), 20 MIN, 35MM, COLOR, 2012.
QUE JE TOMBE TOUT LE TEMPS? (THAT I’M FALLING?), 15 MIN, S16MM, COLOR, 2013

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