FROM THE MAIN SQUARE
Animation | Running Time: 30 minutes
2021 / dialogue
Country: GermanyDirected by: Pedro Harres
A Berlin-based Brazilian animation director, scriptwriter, and multimedia artist. He studied film, animation, and philosophy. His work varies greatly in terms of imagery and formats, including installations, films, and XR. Castillo y el Armado (2014), his first animated short, received numerous awards and premiered at the Venice71 - Orizzonti Competition.
ScriptwriterAngelina Urbanczyk, Pedro Harres, Rafael Loos
Encircling its central square, a new town emerges in all its diversity. A crossroad of stories, edifications, hopes, and conflicts altogether. Social ties and cultures take root. People nurture sympathy and care for their equals, but also animosity towards those who are different. It does not take long for an ‘us versus them’ atmosphere to take over. From the Main Square is an interactive VR experience that invites the viewer to witness the rise and fall of a divided society. A civilization blossoms, with all its contradictions, only to become a danger to itself.