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19 November 2022: Victoria


Sofie Benoot, Liesbeth De Ceulaer & Isabelle Tollenaere, 2020, 71 min

In the Mojave Desert lies a half-abandoned, half-finished plan of a city that was intended to become the rivalling twin city of Los Angeles had it been completed. Today, in a grid of crumbling buildings, Lashay T. Warren roams the deserted streets, collecting objects, encounters and words for his diary. Victoria sets foot in a once imagined urban settlement and tries to make sense of a missing place, mapping out the intangible and exploring a world of ghosts and beauty, whilst providing a lyrical meditation on space, place and the importance of belonging, even to the invisible.

Screening as part of (In)Visible Cities