Victoria (2020)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 11m

A sparsely-inhabited, half-constructed settlement located deep in the Mojave desert, California City was intended to be a major urban centre rivalling Los Angeles had it been completed. Lashay T. Warren has left his turbulent life in L.A. to live there, looking to make a fresh start amongst its crumbling buildings. As they work to rebuild the city, Lashay and his conservation corp companions roam the vacant streets, finding fragments of beauty and poetry amongst the ruins. His collected images and journal entries come together in Benoot, De Ceulaer, and Tollenaere’s charming film to form a lyrical, sometimes surreal filmic diary of life on a forgotten frontier.

Screens with: Dadli | Shabier Kirchner | 2018 | Antigua & Barbuda | 14’

In Partnership with Urban Lab Films

Read a commissioned article on the film by Jordan Rowe here.

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Bonus Content

30 mins
Victoria Director Q&A

Q&A with directors Sofie Benoot & Liesbeth De Ceulaer. Hosted by Jordan Rowe.

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