WHAT WEEE ARE – The Flight Of The BumbleWEEE

Director: Alessio De Marchi and Alessandra Turcato

Category: Short

Year:  2016

Country: Italy

Runtime: 3 minutes 33 seconds

Production Budget: -- USD

A BumbleWEEE escaped from Toxic Scorpion's Transformation lab and goes out to explore the world.
Outside the BumbleWEEE bumps into many characters conducting "ordinary lives..." Maybe a projective test for all of us to ponder upon.

 

 

 

MR. A

Director: Siamak Ahmadi

Category: Short

Year:  2016

Country: Iran

Runtime: 6 minutes 34 seconds

Production Budget: 150.000.000 Rial

This animation is to demonstrate human effort to establish peace on earth, even if this effort gets nowhere

 

NO NO NO

Director: Alberto Del Castillo

Category: Short

Year:  2017

Country: Spain

Runtime: 9 minutes 00 seconds

Production Budget: -- USD

When he comes back home at night, his wife waits in the living room with two glasses of wine.

 

Disorder

Director: Yoo Han Jin

Category: Short

Year:  2016

Country: Korea

Runtime: 33 minutes 00 seconds

Production Budget: -- USD

Soo-hyun is a nightmare started one day Yeonhee aimlessly without a destination. get the proposal to take a trip and phone calls of the Healing Soo-hyun is set out on a trip to want to travel.Yeonhee train terminus is to do grandmother to hear that i.

 

WHAT WEEE ARE

Director: Alessio De Marchi and Alessandra Turcato

Category: Short

Year:  2016

Country: Italy

Runtime: 2 minutes 12 seconds

Production Budget: -- USD

WHAT WEEE ARE is an ongoing multifaceted sociocultural multimedia project searching the deeper meanings of the world. A quest through waste and feelings and the richness of the earth, trying to untangle the intricacy of human, so called, society.

Natural resources are increasingly scarce, our planet has been depleted. Conflicts are on the rise for the last grams of Coltan, Gold, Tin and Titanium to produce engines, computers, robots and phones for human society, which is on the brink of collapse.

In this unsettling scenario, waste becomes a resource, scavengers build new cities on heaps of trash, feeding off the meager legacy of previous generations.

In time, seeds will sprout among the wasteland and nature will take back its share, man will reverse to small tribal societies striving for survival as hunter-gatherers. Yes, hunter-gatherers with cell phones, laptops and satellite internet connection; organized, efficient, highly educated and relatively peaceful. Hunting to control the population of animals living free in the restored wilderness, and gathering waste to be refurbished, recycled and regenerated into new devices.

As the Phoenix arose from its own ashes, will humanity also rise from its own waste?

This everlasting cosmogony is represented in WHAT WEEE ARE a collection of sculptures made of electronic waste turned into disturbing insects.

What was once our inseparable companion becomes a representation of the deeper questions regarding the balances between the planet, people and technology.

"We ask questions... We don't have answers.” This is the artistic process through which these curious artists confront life and the issues arising in our global society. The choices we make every day have broad effects, and questioning the most obscure details is part of this process towards the rise of new equilibriums. This is the concept of this body of work in which trash found on the streets is dismantled by hand and creatively reassembled in the shape of the most disturbing insects and animals which, step by step, take life.

 

 

 

WHAT WEEE ARE – WEEEdroponics

Director: Alessio De Marchi and Alessandra Turcato

Category: Short

Year:  2016

Country: Italy

Runtime: 4 minutes 45 seconds

Production Budget: -- USD

Planting the Seeds, growing the future. Technology pervades every aspect of our lives: the way we move... the way we work... the way we meet and communicate… how we make love and what we eat...
Crops all over the world are grown using increasingly technological methods. It is now possible to grow plants at night and in hostile environments, increasing yields and saving water. Most of these methods are based on... Hydroponics.
Since the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the seven Wonders of the Ancient World, technology has allowed man to grow great amounts of food. Abundance of food allows man to explore new frontiers... In January 2016 the first flower has blossomed aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Yet, in pursuing his quest, man also generates huge amounts of increasingly technological waste...

Space Waste is already an issue of cosmic concern...

 

 

WEEEducational

Director: Alessio De Marchi and Alessandra Turcato

Category: Short

Year:  2016

Country: Italy

Runtime: 2 minutes 31 seconds

Production Budget: -- USD

During the last decades, natural resources have been thinning while extraction technologies have grown more complex and expensive. Metals, precious metals in particular, are at the base of the economy and are necessary in the production of most of our commodities, from cars to ICT, from medicine to art. Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) yields higher percentages of precious metals compared to remaining natural deposits. However, separating such complex materials, which are fully assembled and capillary-distributed around the planet, poses challenging logistic, technological, social as well as environmental issues. Among other issues, information and education were highlighted as key players. It is therefore necessary for new generations to open up to a wider vision of technology, not only as means of communication, but for its true material value of Electric and Electronic Equipment (EEE). Thus, understanding where things come from and where they will go, hence discovering different aspects of the economic cycle, from production to urban mining and consumer awareness, are fundamental. The video was made with the students of the State School of Arts "A. Passoni"

 

WHAT WEEE ARE – The Snake Charmer

Director: Alessio De Marchi and Alessandra Turcato

Category: Short

Year:  2016

Country: Italy

Runtime: 3 minutes 33 seconds

Production Budget: -- USD

"We ask questions... We don't have answers.” This is the artistic process through which these curious artists confront life and the issues arising in our global society. The choices we make every day have broad effects, and questioning the most obscure details is part of this process towards the rise of new equilibriums. This is the concept of this body of work in which trash found on the streets is dismantled by hand and creatively reassembled in the shape of the most disturbing insects and animals.

 

Nimbostratus

Director: Samuel Ackermann

Category: Short

Year:  2016

Country: Germany

Runtime: 19 minutes 5 seconds

Production Budget: 5.000 €

Nimbostratus is a shortfilm without any spoken dialog about Lewis and his friend, a little cloud, which is constantly pouring rain on him. As Lewis meets the love of his life, the friendship between Lewis and his cloud is put to the test.

 

Cuerdas

Director: Pedro Solís García

Category: Short

Year:  2014

Country: Spain

Runtime: 10 minutes 52 seconds

Production Budget: -- €

María’s routine at school is altered by the arrival of a very special child. Soon, they become close friends.