Session 3

Peter Nestler y Zsóka Nestler
Sweden, 1972, 24 min, 16 mm transfer DCP, B&W, German

Das Warten
Peter Nestler
Sweden, 1985, 6 min, 16 mm transfer DCP, colour, German

Die Nordkalotte
Peter Nestler
Germany, 1991, 90 min, 16 mm transfer DCP, colour, German

Fos-sur-Mer is set against the backdrop of the industrialisation of the commercial port of Fos-sur-Mer, northwest of Marseille. He gives a damning account of the port's development into an industrial park since the late 1960s and the destruction the area has suffered. It highlights the poor working conditions of some 7,000 migrant workers who work and live on this industrial site, many of them from the Maghreb.

A plea against the destruction of the photo archives of Swedish national television, Das Warten tells the story of a tragic mining accident that occurred in Northern Silesia in the 1930s, in which dozens of miners lost their lives. The film saves from oblivion one of the "many disasters in these years of rationalisation" and highlights the violence caused by extractivism and the exploitation of natural resources.

Die Nordkalotte is one of Nestler’s most remarkable films. It was shot between Sweden, Finland, Norway and the USSR and documents the devastating impact of industrialization on the landscape and lives and culture of the region’s indigenous peoples. It is a tribute to the Sami people and their resistance, who in their own words talk about the destruction of their livelihood, of nature and the importance of preserving their customs and language. Nestler dedicated this film to his friends, the filmmakers Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet.

Session 3
Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes Audiovisuales Acción Cultural Española Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia Financiado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU

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