Spirits and Rocks: an Azorean Myth

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 - Pardi di Domani Competition 

Sundance Film Festival - Short Documentary Program

Solothurner FilmTage - Upcoming Talents Competition

Festival International du Film d’Aubagne - Short Documentary Competition

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

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