Octavia’s Visions
Zara Zandieh
Experimental : 18' / Politics, Queer, Afrofuturism, Women

Inspired by the Parables of the African-American futurist author Octavia E. Butler, who died in 2006, and using poetic visual language, Octavia's Visions interweaves Butler’s worlds with contemporary issues of environmental degradation, far right extremism, and social liberation. The poetic piece expresses a queer utopian imaginary, a longing to create out of the old something new.


September 19 | 18h30 | Cinema São Jorge - Sala 3
Short Film Competition

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Year: 2021

Country: Germany

Language: English, German

Subtitles: English

With: Sandra Bello, Mandhla Ndubiwa, Nancy Andler, Martini Cherry Furter, Senami Zodehougan, Joey Steffens

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Zara Zandieh


Zara Zandieh is a filmmaker born and based in Berlin. The stories told through Zara’s projects are dedicated to a decolonial queer gaze that weaves complexities and multi-layered representations of post-migrant and marginalized subjects into poetic narratives.


2021 - Octavia's Visions (Experimental Short)
2018 - The Sea Runs thru my Veins (Experimental Short)
2015 - Khoshbakhti (Short Film)
2012 - Fragments of Ava (Short Film)
2007 - Such a Strange Time It Is, my Dear... (Documentary)
2006 - close-distance (Short Documentary)

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