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Portugal, Switzerland | 14’ | 2020

On a volcanic island, inhabitants are caught in an unending cycle: the threat of impending eruptions and the burden of past traumas loom over them. Some draw upon myth and religious beliefs to interpret their precarious situation; while others demonstrate resilience, rebuilding their villages from the volcanic rocks. Mirroring the ethereal atmosphere of the island’s landscapes, the film gradually takes on the appearance of the stories it recounts.


Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland
Solothurner FilmTage, Switzerland
Sundance Film Festival, U.S.
Go Short - Int. Short Film Festival, The Netherlands
Akbank Short Film Festival, Turkey
Vilnius Int. Film Festival "Kino Pavasaris", Lithuania 
True/False Film Festival, U.S.
Ulju Mountain Film Festival, South Korea
Trento Film Festival, Italy
Ashland Independent Film Festival, U.S.
Ethnocineca Documentary Festival, Austria 
Festival Int. du Film d'Aubagne, France - Best Documentary Prize
Full Frame Documentary Festival, U.S. - President's Award
Kyiv Int. Film Festival "Molodist", Ukraine

Moscow Int. Documentary Festival DOKer, Russia

Boston Short Film Festival, U.S. - Best Experimental Film Award

Dokufest Int. Documentary Film Festival, Kosovo

Melbourne Int. Film Festival, Australia

Apricot Tree Ujan Int. Film Festival, Armenia - Best Short Film Prize

Rhode Island Int. Film Festival, U.S.

Beldocs Int. Documentary Film Festival, Serbia

POW Film Fest, U.S. 

Drama Short Film Festival, Greece - Grand Prize Student Competition
Camden Int. Film Festival, U.S.
Telluride Film Festival, U.S.
Equinoxio Film Festival, Colombia
Elbe Dock Int. Film Festival, Czech Republic
Raindance Film Festival, U.K.
Aesthetica Short Film Festival, U.K.

Signes de Nuit Int. Film Festival, France 
Cyprus Int. Short Film Festival, Republic of Cyprus
Szczecin Film Festival, Poland - Best Film Award
Denver Film Festival, U.S. 
Int. Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, Poland - Student Jury Award
Still Voices Short Film Festival, Ireland

41 North Film Festival, U.S.

Duhok Int. Film Festival, Iraq 

FIC Author Int. Film Festival, Mexico 

Caminhos Film Festival, Portugal 

Istanbul Experimental Film Festival, Turkey

Izmir Int. Short Film Festival, Turkey 

Athens Ethnographic Film Festival, Greece 

Beijing International Short Film Festival, China 

Autrans Int. Mountain Film Festival, France

"Cinema Vérité" Int. Documentary Film Festival, Iran 

Little Islands Festival, Greece

Glasgow Short Film Festival, Scotland

Festival internacional Signos da Noite, Portugal 

Montanha Pico Festival, Portugal 

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, U.S. 

Fidé Brazil, Brazil

Sedona Int. Film Festival, U.S. 

DEMO Moving Image Experimental Politics

The Nordic House

La BIM - Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento

| Production: A Vol d’Oiseau | Directing, Editing: Aylin Gökmen |
| Camera: Marianna Vas | Music: Thomas Geissl |
| Sound Designers: Joao Alves, Etienne Curchod - Alea Jacta.CH |


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