The short Lithuanian documentaries restored by Meno Avilys and presented in this programme cover a wide range of topics and diverse cinematic techniques. The programme features three films, in which the authors look at and listen to injured people and animals, exploiting the camera as an engine for empathy. The voice in the background transforms from informative to exaltedly poetic, ultimately becoming quiet and gentle.
Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, born in Lithuania in 1983, works as a filmmaker and theatre director. She explores the tension between documentary and fiction, performing and being, filming and seeing. Her recent collaborations include the documentary Acid Forest, the opera Have a Good Day!, and the installation Sun and Sea.