The Battle of Tabatô Battle of Tabato, Joao Viana (83 minutes):
After 30 years of exile, Baio is returning to Guinea-Bissau. His daughter Fatu is getting married to Idrissa, a famous African musician. The ceremony will take place in Tabatô, a village of griots and musicians.
A father arrives in Guinea-Bissau to give his daughter away at her wedding, but must also make peace with memories of his violent past there, in first-time feature director João Viana’s meditation on good and evil.
The Disquiet, Ali Cherri (20 minutes):
Presented as an investigation of Lebanon’s history of earthquakes, Ali Cherri’s short film is a captivating poetic meditation on contemporary representations of catastrophe, whether the collapse of a bridge, or an empire.
Lebanon is a country whose geographical location on several fault lines has resulted in a number of violent earthquakes. Through an analytical approach to the seismic situation of the country, The Disquiet observes the catastrophe in the making. What if the threat of an imminent catastrophe was far more internal than ever suspected?