A civil society vigilance exercise over governors, powerful people and most every day happenings that citizens do not see.
Interferències is the culmination of more than 10 years researching and exposing different anticooperation mechanisms. A work realized through the ODG within multiple organizations, networks and campaigns. In paralell, and for the last five years, Quepo has worked in finding new communicative ways to approach professional video to the social sector, committing with the entities’ communication needs and serving debate and social action.
Few words for what commonly would have been said in many.
ODG and Quepo met two years ago willing to create a joint project that would help us reflect together with the viewer about the concepts that affects the socialeconomical development of both, South and North countries. An NGO alternative way of working: pointing out which actions surely won’t improve the world we live in.
We wanted to make more accessible concepts and processes that usually are abstract and unaccessible for most citizens. Mechanisms and words that we, as experts, believe that society know but, in fact, they can’t relate to them or feel affected by them.The truth is that it is a reality that affects our lives and that of millions of people all over the world. Mechanisms such as the external debt or international trade, power abuse by multinational companies or governments and international institutions hidden interests or the impact of consumer and production society on people and the environment. That is, interferences that provoke negative impact on people’s living. In this search of putting together all factors and variables, Anticooperation was the term ODG seized after many years of investigation.
Researchers, economists, activists, technicians and artists; public administration and private companies, all together making possible a collaborative non-profit movie.
The altruistic participation of more than 150 movie professionals, audiovisual companies, social entities and local public institutions made possible to turn this project into a quality movie and a last-generation website. Concept developing, documentation, preproduction, filming, edition, communication and distribution: a collaborative work that goes much further than the mere release of the movie. On November 18th, and until the end of December, a crowdfunding campaign will start through Verkami, in order to obtain the necessary resources to produce the DVD and ensure its distribution.
A filming that begins with Plaça Catalunya’s 15M campings and ends with the police violent eviction. A fictional script with an ending rewritten by reality.
The beginning of 15M mobilization was an unexpected coincidence in the shooting process, and it had great impact on the day to day work and on the movie’s end May 16th, the day on which the first tents appeared in multiple squares around Spain due to manifestations of the day before, was Interferencies’ first day of shooting. The ending of the movie was written as an invitation to mobilize, to take the street. The energy released by all those squares passed on to the whole shooting crew and made room for some changes. While on May 27th, the Mossos d’Esquadra (Regional police force) tried -without success- to ‘clean’ Plaça Catalunya, in the Teatre de los sentidos, where we were shooting, an improvised “indignado” camping emerged. Interferències became then the movie whose ending was changed by 15M.