Director: Paloma Polo
El Barro de la Revolución takes place in the Philippine rainforest and reveals the inner life, without the usual mandate of the camera, of the military, social, political, emotional and educational actions of one of the guerrilla units that Polo visits with his complicity. It is a shared and solidary project, which shapes a story in which the daily duties and urgencies acquire an extreme political and poetic relevance. In short, and from our perspective as spectators, we are once again questioned about the indissoluble condition of the intimate and personal in the political sphere.
Paloma Polo is a Spanish artist and independent researcher currently living in Utrecht (The Netherlands). Between 2007 and 2009 she attended the De Ateliers art residency program (Amsterdam) and in 2010 the Gasworks residency program (London). In 2013 she was a visiting researcher at the Center for International Studies at the University of the Philippines Diliman, EN Manila. Her latest research was organized by Les Laboratoires D’Aubervilliers (Paris). Polo is one of the driving forces behind Moving Artists International and a member of the International League of Peoples’ Struggles (ILPS).