Sabine Groenewegen’s Odyssey won the annual Doc Alliance 2019 The winning documentary takes a creative approach to archival materials and addresses the colonial heritage of the Netherlands and all of Europe. The director received the award on May 21st, 2019, at Cannes IFF.

The winner was decided by a nominated seven-member jury:

  • Kamila Boháčková, Czech Republic
  • Pernille Lystlund Matzen, Denmark
  • Nanako Tsukidate, France
  • Julia Weigl, Germany
  • Jakub Majmurek, Poland
  • Tiago Santos, Portugal
  • Christian Jungen, Switzerland




Sabine Groenewegen
The Netherlands, 2018, 63 min

Undefined intelligences analyse an assemblage of signals they produce about an infected planet when a resistant matter comes and disturbs the flux of stories, time and space they are trying to understand. Interrogating coloniality and its rhetoric the film evokes questions about the stories were told and our possibilities to disrupt them. (Doclisboa)


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