APHASIA, a feature-length film essay, deals with the politics of memory and oblivion inscribed in social and historical contexts. In three chapters APHASIA detects a thread of positions of power, racism, injustice and violence from Belgian colonialism, Austrian anti-Semitism, and atrocities in Bosnia during the Yugoslavian wars. The film is exploring how collective crimes keep being repeated and reflects on social and political constellations, unfolding constructions behind nation-states and national identities.
Winner at the 23rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival (Main award, First Lights section).
Co-produced by Contour – kunstcentrum nona in the context of Contour Biennial 9, KASK School of Arts/UGENT, Zagreb Youth Theatre (ZKM).
With the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF).