As the weather warms up and nature comes back to life on this side of the world, we hope to keep you informed and entertained with our third and final edition of Films from the WOMEX 22 selection.
So, sit back, grab a cup of tea, and a bag of popcorn, and enjoy our Spring edition of Films, now available to stream on virtualWOMEX for all virtualWOMEX members, available until Sunday, 02 April 2023.
Are We Punks Or Not?, asks Telmo Soares’ eponymous documentary, capturing the band 5ª Punkada whose members are associated with the Cerebral Palsy Association of Coimbra (APCC). And surely, the answer is a resounding yes! Lucia Kagramanyan’s feature Panorama Yerevan – The Rock Edition inaugurates a new series of documentaries exploring the thriving music scenes of Armenia’s capital, drawing on Lucia’s popular NTS Radio show of the same name. Pedro Coquenão aka Batida’s experimental film Batida apresenta: The Almost Perfect DJ deconstructs and questions the revered role of the DJ, loosely set around Lisbon's music scene. Explore these three inspiring films from our 2022 Lisbon edition of WOMEX.
• Are We Punks Or Not? (Portugal)
• Batida Apresenta: The Almost Perfect DJ (Portugal)
• Panorama Yerevan – The Rock Edition (Armenia)
If you have an active virtualWOMEX membership or were registered for WOMEX 22 Lisbon then you can use the same login details to access the Films Library online. You can renew your annual virtualWOMEX membership or get a new one for 79 EUR.
To watch the films online, follow these three easy steps:
Step 1: On our Digital programme page, select the film(s) you would like to watch.
Step 2: On the left side of the event page you will find the film plus trailer.
Step 3: Log into your virtualWOMEX account to watch the full film.
Making films is a challenging yet incredibly rewarding experience. WOMEX Film selection often explores unconventional themes that employ unique visual techniques and challenge traditional narrative structures.
Get behind the scenes and find out more through our interview series with some of the filmmakers on their inspirations, experiences, visions and more. We will be releasing two more interviews next week, keep a look out on our social media and check out the WOMEX Blog.
article posted by:Gideon Elfgen, Piranha Arts