TitleA Beehive in My Heart
CinematographyChristopher Horne Iversen
Assistant producerChristopher Horne Iversen
ScreenwriterKjersti Vetterstad/ Josep Maria Garcia
NarratorJosep Maria Garcia
Supported byThe Audio and Visual Fund, Arts Council Norway, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond
A Beehive in My Heart is a documentary film that portrays Catalan beekeeper Josep Maria Garcia and his bees. The bees are under pressure due to various forms of human activity. In simple words, Garcia talks about his work as a beekeeper, and about the struggle to keep the bees alive when temperatures rise on Earth and the use of pesticides among farmers increases in scope. The film juxtaposes pictures of the beekeeper and the bees’ work with images of human installations, and animals and plants that live in and off the surrounding land.
TitleThe Color White
Duration4min 40 sec
The Colour White is the first single from Maria Due’s third solo album.
Produced by Bård Ingebrigtsen.
Released by Bored Airline.
THE COLOUR WHITE MUSIC VIDEO CREDITS:
Director: Kjersti Vetterstad
Co-Producers: Maria Due and Kjersti Vetterstad
Cinematography: Kjersti Vetterstad
Image editing: Kjersti Vetterstad
Assistant editor: Georgiana Dobre
Cast: Mari Due-Tønnesen and Habibi
Choreographer: Georgiana Dobre
Special effects: Eivind Due-Tønnessen
Thanks to Simon Mitternacht and Katla Kronberg
TitleFjorden og Fjellet/ The Fjord and the Mountain (work in progress)
CinematographyKristin Astrup Aas and Kjersti Vetterstad
Co-producerKristin Astrup Aas
ScreenwriterKristin Astrup Aas
Supported byBilledkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, The Audio and Visual Fund, Arts Council Norway and Fritt Ord
In April 2015 the Norwegian government granted a mining company permit to open a mine in a mountain on the west coast of Norway, and to deposit mining waste in a nearby pristine fjord. In February 2016 local environmentalists, together with environmental organisations enrolled in the longest manifestation of civil disobedience in Norwegian history since the 70’s. When we discovered how poorly the scandal was covered, we decided to put together a film team, and to use the planned mine and the dumping of waste in the fjord as a starting point for cinematic investigations of questions regarding how we relate to our natural surroundings.
How are people experiencing themselves as part of, or cut off from the larger community of living beings that exceeds the human community? We live in the sixth period of mass extinction of species in worlds history. Even so, political decisions are made every day where economic considerations are prioritised in full awareness of the possible devastating consequences for the biological diversity. Our aim for the film is to challenge the underlying ideological and philosophical fundament that legitimizes and make these decisions possible.
Duration1 hour 30 min
Release date2014 (Planned release of new version of the film in 2024)
CinematographyChristopher Horne Iversen
ScreenwriterMontserrat Canudas Jorba and Kjersti Vetterstad
NarratorMontserrat Canudas Jorba
Supported byThe Audio and Visual Fund, Arts Council Norway and UKS (Society for Young Artist Norway)
The Agronaut is a documentary film that follows Montserrat Canudas Jorba, who lives like a hermit on her farm outside the village of El Bruc. The Agronaut takes us on a journey through time – from the era of fossils and into the future as Jorba envisages it – and presents the viewer to a cyclical perspective on life. The title of the film, taken from the pun Jorba uses to describe herself, plays on the Argonauts of the Greek myth of Jason and is an acknowledgement of Jorba’s own role as a navigator in the landscape she lives in and off. Jorba’s retelling of the history of the surrounding area, its landscape and the people who have inhabited it, is interspersed with images and stories from her life on the farm – a life lived in acceptance of the mechanisms that shape our surroundings. “We’ll all return to the earth,” she says in the film. “We too are biodegradable.”