At the end of 19th century a French astronomer discovered an asteroid that he called Brasilia. Between 1956 and 1960, under the supervision of Oscar Niemeyer, a city was built in Brazil based on the theories of Le Corbusier, which was given the same name as the asteroid: Brasilia, a "cosmo-futurist" utopia become reality. The city has attracted a spate of cults (masonic, spiritualist), inspired writers such as Clarice Lispector, in which the Esperanto invented by Ludwik Zamenhof is spoken, as if this abstract city, rising out of nowhere, considered itself as the new Babel of humanity. A Machine to Live In proposes a documentary cosmogony of Brasilia between past and future.
(Hedera, Israel, 1982) studied at the University of Michigan, and then graduated at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. He is an international filmmaker, cinematographer, and editor. His social documentary projects have been presented internationally and awarded across several major festivals, such as Cannes Film Festival, South by Southwest, Visions du réel. With filmmaker, cinematographer, editor and producer Meredith Zielke ha created a prolific artistic duo, which led to the creation of documentaries like La Curación (2008) e A Machine to Live In (2020). Their works are collected in the US National Library of Science.
Whatever You Destroy (doc, cm, 2004), La Curación (coregia con Meredith Zielke, doc, 2008), A Machine to Live In (coregia Meredith Zielke, doc, 2020).
(USA) at the University of Michigan, and then graduated at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. She is an international filmmaker, cinematographer, editor, and producer. Her social documentary and art projects have been presented internationally and awarded across several major festivals. With filmmaker, cinematographer, and editor Yoni Goldstein ha realized the documentary projects La Curación (2008) and A Machine to Live In (2020). Their works are collected in the US National Library of Science.
La Curación (coregia con Yoni Goldstein, doc, 2008), A Machine to Live In (coregia con Yoni Goldstein, doc, 2020).
«In an accelerated, rapidly changing culture, the meaning of filmmaking is shifting and changing as well. Our generation is experiencing an epoch of division, political and social upheaval, and deep complexities and contradictions. As the United States of America collectively struggles to come to terms with the current political regime, we find it essential to reveal and question how structures of power are constructed and performed. To that end, we have committed ourselves to teasing out the relationships between social and class systems, mythmaking and nationalism, the state and its cult-like powers. This is the mission of our project, “A Machine to Live In,” and the reason for our engagement in the world of documentary production: a world of collaboration across disciplines, cultures, and even genres of filmmaking.»