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Sarah Vanagt, Katrien Vermeire
2012 - 20 min - HD - Couleur - Belgique

In "The Wave" the archaeological gaze of the viewer is set in motion: a mass grave from the Spanish Civil War (1936–39)
opens and closes itself. In 2011 we placed a camera above the spot where nine victims were buried after their execution by
Franco’s supporters in June 1939. On day one of the excavation, a digging crane gently loosened the top layer of soil, until the archaeologists came across a skull with a bullet hole. Then the archaeologists continued their work by hand.
The skeletons appeared, then disappeared, as if a strong wind blew that removed the sand and uncovered death, a primal

Author-Director : Sarah Vanagt, Katrien Vermeire
Photography : Katrien Vermeire
Sound : Larry Sider
Editing : Inneke Van Waeyenberghe
Delegate Producer : Balthasar
Co-producer : Michigan Films


Distributor : Balthasar
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