Fordlandia Malaise

Susana de Sousa Dias

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Susana de Sousa Dias, Fordlandia Malaise (still), 2019. 

e-flux presents Ecology After Nature: Industries, Communities, and Environmental Memory Fordlandia Malaise
Susana de Sousa Dias

40 Minutes

September 13–26, 2020

Join us on e-flux Video & Film for an online screening of Susana de Sousa Dias' Fordlandia Malaise (2019), on view from Sunday, September 13 through Saturday, September 26, 2020.

Fordlandia Malaise is a film about the memory and present of Fordlandia, a company town founded by Henry Ford in the Amazon rainforest in 1928. Ford’s aim had been to break the British rubber monopoly and produce the material in Brazil for his car factories in the United States. Today, the remains of construction testify to the scale of the failure of this neocolonialist endeavor that lasted less than a decade.

Fordlandia Malaise is presented here as one of four films in Part Three | Decolonizing the Landscape: From Invisible to Visible, the third of six programs in the online film and discussion series Ecology After Nature: Industries, Communities, and Environmental Memory programmed by Lukas Brasiskis for e-flux Video & Film.

Ecology After Nature runs from August 14 through November 8, 2020. The films in Part Three will screen for two weeks, and subsequent parts will follow bi-weekly, with new films screened every other Sunday.

For more information, contact program@e-flux.com.

Nature & Ecology, Film
Anthropocene, Environment, Documentary, Post-Fordism, Landscape
Return to Part Three | Decolonizing the Landscape

Susana de Sousa Dias was born in Lisbon, Portugal. She has exhibited her films at international film festivals and art exhibitions worldwide including at Viennale, Visions du Réel, Sarajevo IFF, Torino FF, Mar del Plata Independent FF, PhotoEspaña, and Documenta. She lectures at the Fine Arts Faculty at the University of Lisbon.

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