Three Sparks

Three Sparks

Synopsis : This film in three parts explores traditions in rural Albania and the role of women in society. The project begins by describing the filmmaker’s relationship to the country and an unwanted personal sacrifice which solidifies this connection. The film moves into a poetic portrayal of village life and the roles of women in society and concludes with a video piece, revealing the villagers active participation in their own depiction.

Festival History : IFFR International Film Festival Rotterdam Rotterdam January 30, 2023 World Premiere Tiger Competition Netherlands Prismatic Ground New York North American Premiere Official Selection United States FICUNAM Mexico City Mexican Premiere International Compet

Director : Naomi Uman
Producer : Naomi Uman
Screenplay : Naomi Uman
DOP : Naomi Uman
Editor : Naomi Uman

Naomi Uman

Naomi Uman (born 1962) currently resides in Mexico City. Her work is composed of intimate portraits of others and her own participation and influence on these representations. Many of her homemade, analogical films focus on the role of women and handiwork. She works mainly in 16 millimeter film. Naomi has made twenty films which have shown in festivals and museums worldwide. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim, Fulbright and Rockefeller Foundations.


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