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Le Radeau de la Méduse
Le Radeau de la Méduse
Le Radeau de la Méduse

Le radeau de la Méduse parallels the wrecked boats of the African immigrants on the Italian Lampedusa island and the abandoned cars of asylum seekers that have travelled from Russia to Salla, Finnish Lapland with Théodore Géricault’s painting The Raft of the Medusa (1818-1819), located in Louvre. Based on true events, the subject of the painting is the 1816 shipwreck of Méduse, a frigate with administrative personnel on their way from France to African colonies. The passengers of the ship rescued on a raft they built and left drifting on the open sea with fatal consequences. Over the years, the painting has become a universal symbol for both despair and hope.

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English title / The Raft of the Medusa
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Medusan lautta
Original title / Le Radeau de la Méduse
Keywords / ships, documentary films, art, history, immigrants, refugees, landscape, urban landscape
Type / Single channel
Genre / political commentary, documentary
Country / Finland, France, Spain, Italy
Picture ratio / 2,35:1
Duration / 00:18:00
Language / Finnish
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2017
Cast / Ville Piippo (Cinematographer), Jan Ijäs (Cinematographer), Matti Ahopelto (Composer), Jan Ijäs (Director), Jan Ijäs (Editor), Rebecca Clamp (Narrator), Jan Ijäs (Script), Jan Ijäs (Author), Karri Niinivaara (Sound Design)
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