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VIDEODIARY 2-1-2006 TO PRESENT (work in progress)

Country: Ukraine
Year: 2011
Direction: Naomi Uman

The video started as a diary, private notes taken by the moviemaker. While trying to shoot a video on a Jewish pilgrimage to the city of Uman, in Ukraine, Naomi Uman realises that it is her own trip that needs to be analysed. This is a work in progress, a changing document that captures personal details and private moments of joy, doubt, and fear.

Naomi Uman

Naomi Uman entered the world of experimental documentary with the controversial diptych made by Leche and Mala leche (1998). Her unpleasing portrait of a cow-breeding Hispanic family on both sides of the Mexican-US border sparked debate on how to portray such communities. One year later, she released the caustic Removed, which soon became a reference of appropriation (and manipulation) film.
Uman has spent the past four years in Ukraine, which her great grandparents had left in search for America, the promised land. She set off on the reverse journey in an attempt to recover the experience of her forebears, which she recorded in the seven-film saga The Ukrainian Time Machine (3’ to 80’ each movie). The last part is a video journal Uman kept during the four years it took her to complete her project. Still a work in progress, the saga is having its world premiere at Punto de Vista. The fact that Naomi Uman will be a member of the Punta de Vista 2011 jury is an honour to the festival’s organisers. The news that The Ukrainian Time Machine will be shown at the festival and introduced by the director herself is reason for moviegoers to celebrate.
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 AudiovisualesAcción Cultural EspañolaPlan de Recuperación, Transformación y ResilienciaFinanciado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU
With the support of
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja NavarraGoethe InstitutCanadá InternationalCasa ÁrabeCineteca MadridAsociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios AudiovisualesInstitut FrançaisEmbajada de Portugal en MadridCamões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal
Member of
PantallaIberofestLa MestaThe Red Balloon
Filmoteca de Navarra
Museo Oteiza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Radio 3
Filmoteca Española
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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