Kate Tessa Lee, Tom Schön
Germany 2018 26’ 48’’
Throughout centuries, generations of fisherwomen from Rodrigues Island have practiced the traditional métier of piqueuse ourite, octopus spearing, which was then a warrant of self-sufficiency, emancipation and social prestige. With the avenue of major economic and climatic changes in the past years, the métier alongside its stoical self-reliant way of life, is at stake. SEC ROUGE, a creole term for an optimal dry tide to fish octopus, was an omen of prosperous catch for the elders. Today a “dry-red” tide is a rarity; a mirage-image of precarious times for the few remaining fisherwomen who are still struggling to practice their métier. SEC ROUGE, an evocative filmic immersion into the fragile reality of a dying métier.
Kate Tessa Lee Visual artist and filmmaker, born in 1982 in Curepipe, Mauritius, and currently based in Berlin, Germany. After studying glass at the Rhode Island School of Design, USA, she began developing a series of short-length art videos synthesizing performance, fictional biography and film-making. Lee’s current filmic works are closer to a form of observation where reality and fiction merge. Since 2015, she has been collaborating actively with filmmaker Tom Schön.
Filmmaker, cineast, and professional sound recordist, based in Berlin, Germany. Born 1969, in Speyer, Germany. Fine arts, experimental film graduate from the University of Fine Arts Braunschweig, Germany, in 2009, under the professorship of Birgit Hein. Conceptor of several short and medium length films at the crossroad of experimental, documentary and essay film. Co-founder and program director of Grande Filiale International Film Festival, in Speyer, since 2001. Filmmaking collaboration with Kate Tessa Lee since 2015.
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