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KNOTS AND HOLES. AN ESSAY FILM ON THE LIFE OF NETS

KNOTS AND HOLES. AN ESSAY FILM ON THE LIFE OF NETS

Mattijs van de Port | Brazil, the Netherlands 2018 | 73 Min. | OmeU

Austrian Premiere
De France | Saal1 | Saturday, 25.5.2019 | 20:00 | Tickets
Q&A with Mattijs van de Port

On his journey through the rainforests and cities of Brazil, Mattijs van de Port looks out for nets, meshes and grids. Whether in the literal or metaphorical sense: these “knots and holes” are of universal significance, appearing everywhere and in all situations. To underscore his ideas, Van der Port does not hesitate to include his homosexuality as well as personal accounts. A successful example for the cinematic implementation of social science theory.


Cinematographer, editor, sound, producer and production: Mattijs van de Port


Screenings
Ethnofest Athens, 22/11/2018
RAI Filmfestival Bristol, 27/03/2019


Filmography as director
Savouring Brazilian Fruits, 2013
Possibility of Spirits, 2016

Biography
Mattijs van de Port is a visual anthropologist at the University of Amsterdam and at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He did research in Serbia and the Netherlands, and since 2001 in Brazil. In addition to his filmic work, he is the author of three ethnographic monographs