Do Vietnamese people walk differently? This is the absurd question that triggered The Way We Walk, a film made in Saigon, Vietnam, and across its Mekong region. Committed to the commonality of the act of walking, participants subject themselves to interviews whilst being made to walk on a treadmill. They come up with preposterous theories and anecdotes in response to this strange torturing technique, demonstrating their love for the nation as they discuss the implications of regional politics. The Way We Walk’s main character is a treadmill that offers itself as a surface for projection, a machine to tell stories; a Trojan horse to question the policies of censorship.
In addition to the premiere of the film, at la rada it will be possible to visit the first solo exhibition in Italian Switzerland of its author, the Geneva-based artist Nicolas Cilins (1985).
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