Extraction: The Raft of the Medusa (2020)


11 min


Realização:  ·  Salomé Lamas

Argumento:  ·  Salomé Lamas  ·  Isabel Ramos

Extraction: The Raft of the Medusa is a meditation on humanity’s massive redesign of the planet and a dystopic pamphlet on the anthropocene.
It portrays a brief moment of euphoria as the drifting occupants on the raft, hoping and praying to be rescued, appear to glimpse a possibility of salvation. We can almost hear the hoarse cries through which they attempt to draw attention to their desperate plight, mustering a final ounce of strength before the void. This is their last chance of survival. Extraction: the Raft of the Medusa refers to the colonial paradigm, worldview, and technologies that mark out regions of high biodiversity in order to reduce life to its conversion into a resource through capitalism, with an enormous environmental and social impact.
It is an allegory for states of emergency in environmental policy, climate and migration, with an ethical-political purpose.
Extraction: The Raft of the Medusa is a multidisciplinary project realised between 2019 and 2020. It comprises four homonymous works, two films, an installation and a publication.

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Videos [#1]:
  • [Promo]

Países [#2]:
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Suíça (CH)
Imagens [#2]:
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Dados Técnicos:
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Outras informações:
Co-produção luso-suiça

Festivais e Prémios:
# 2020 - Curtas Vila do Conde Festival Internacional de Cinema, Portugal