The German philosopher Walter Benjamin defined the trace as the “appearance of a closeness, however far removed the thing that left it behind may now be”.
The streets of Barcelona are filled with the traces of small and large struggles of women throughout history. Some, barely noticeable, sparkle or hide.
I search out that closeness, the remains of an alternative story to the official one that needs to be saved from oblivion.
I go in search of the historical strength of those women considered by the patriarchy as exceptions, footnotes.
I intend to turn the intentional trace into an object that lives and throbs, that goes out of time and thus, feel that fleeting essence left by the events.
Written and Directed by: Carolina Astudillo Muñoz
Producer: CCCB / Dones Visuals
Image: Américo Voltio / Yonay Boix
Editing: Carolina Astudillo Muñoz
Assistant Editor: Paulina Quiroz Navarro
Voice: Carolina Astudillo Muñoz
Sound Mix: Alejandra Molina
Music: Las Alamedas – Adaptación de Tarta Relena
Singers: Marta Torrella y Helena Ros (voices and electronics)
Un violador en tu camino – Colectivo Las Tesis
- D’A Film Festival Barcelona (Sinfonías urbanas. Barcelona, Spain. 2022)