Foreign Parts

Foreign Parts · Foreign Parts

Véréna Paravel, J.P. Sniadecki

2010, USA, 80', M12


Há Filmes na Baixa!

21 Jul 2016 · Passos Manuel · 22H00


An enclave hidden in the shadow of the New York Mets' new stadium, Willets Point is a demolished industrial area. Filled with scraps, no walks or sewers, this area looks perfect for a town planning operation. However, Foreign Parts discovers a strange community where wreckage, trash and recycling constitute a thriving business. Cars are disassembled, numbered and catalogued by brand and part to be sold to an endless crowd of passing customers. Joe, the last original resident, protests down the street like a King Lear lost against his impending expulsion from his home. Two lovers, Sara and Luís, fight for food and safety during the winter while they live in an abandoned truck. Julia, the homeless queen of the scavenger, exalts herself in her sacred visions in the daily life of these forgotten. This film observes and captures the struggle for this neighborhood of "eminent domain" before its demise under the capitalization of New York City's urban ecology.

This film was screened in a Há Filmes na Baixa! session, promoted with Doc's Kingdom (seminar organized by Apordoc), in a pre-presentation of the 2016 edition, with the exhibition of works by two authors that were in focus: Dominic Gagnon (The Matrix and Total Recall) and J.P. Sniadecki (Foreign Parts).