The Calais Jungle is a growing city of about 12,000. France organises the permanent dismantling of the Jungle, but it is a mutating territory, a city of the future: it always rises from its ashes. The film could be a forgotten episode of Homer’s Odyssey.
Doclisboa wants to question the present of film, bringing along its history and assuming cinema as a mode of freedom. By refusing the categorization of film practice, it searches for the new problematics that cinematic image implies, in its multiple ways of engagement with the contemporary. Doclisboa tries to be a place to imagine reality through new modes of perception, reflection, and possible new forms of action.