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I've always wanted to see a martian

An astronaut finds herself stranded on a foreign planet. Her initial fear gives way to an insatiable need to experience this new planet with all her senses. The astronaut tries to find her footing between the urge to conquer and surrender.

In this experimental short, Nitsopoulou is exploring the notion of identity and belonging using as a starting point the last phrase from Ray Bradbury's allegoric book "The Martian Chronicles". The environment where the short takes place offers glimpses of a labour past that can be mistaken as an otherwordly space. Nitsopoulou chooses this location to set the story of an astronaut while challenging the notions of extraterrestrial migration, ecology and imperialism.

Director: Smaragda Nitsopoulou
Photography: Alexandros Chatzidimos
Cast: Elena Casablanca Nyamwaya Odul
Editor: Smaragda Nitsopoulou
Sound engineer: Panagiotis Fyraridis
1st AD: Vassiliki Rouvali
Production assistant: Stylianos Manolakakis
Music: May Roosevelt

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