23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

The Mechanics of Fluids

Gala Hernández López

France
Documentary, 2022, 39'

Gala Hernández López does a job of deep empathy in this documentary about a young incel (“involuntary celibate”, a misogynistic online culture that defines itself as unable to develop romantic relationships) and his suicide letter, “America is responsible for my death” .

Gala Hernández López does something extremely courageous, something that I, until now, couldn’t admit. To have empathy for incels (involuntary celibates), an empathy that takes her on a journey to track down Anathematic Anarchist, a declared incel, that posted a suicide letter on reddit. We go through reddit, youtube, and many other places online where the incel community gathers to share their mutual hatred of women, their frustrations with dating apps and their loneliness. As a child I had a huge fear of growing up and having no friends, nobody. I was a lonely child and sometimes I think that a little change in culture could have made me a different person. Nobody is free from what surrounds us and that shapes who we are. I’m glad I found my people, I hope Anathematic Anarchist, wherever he is, has found his. (Rui Mendes)

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PREMIERE TYPE
National
ORIGINAL TITLE
La mécanique des fluides
LANGUAGE
French / English / Spanish
SUBTITLES
Portuguese / English
SCRIPT
Gala Hernández López
SOUND
Mélia Roger, Charli Masson
EDITING
Gala Hernández López, Alberto Dexeus
PRODUCER
Lucas Le Postec, Thibault de Gantes, Ninon Chapuis
PRODUCTION
L’Heure d’été, Après les Réseaux Sociaux

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