Locarno Shorts Weeks 2021

Kasiterit

by Riar Rizaldi
Indonesia  ·  2019  ·  DCP  ·  Color  ·  18'  ·  o.v. Indonesian

Available 12–18 | 2 | 2021

Natasha, a solar-powered A.I. voice machine, traces its genealogy and the truth of its origin. This investigation leads Natasha to meet its ancestor: the inorganic tin extracted from Bangka Island.

As you swipe across your smartphone screen, have you ever considered what lies behind the image and where it came from? All smartphones contain tin, the mineral expected to be impacted most by technology, and a third of its world supply comes from Bangka Island, Indonesia. Rizaldi’s playful essay cuts to the core of neo-colonial labor, quelling the myth of immateriality in the digital age.


Information

Director
Riar Rizaldi

Cinematography
Riar Rizaldi, Natasha Tontey

Screenplay
Riar Rizaldi

Sound
Riar Rizaldi

Voice
Natasha Tontey

Editing
Riar Rizaldi

Production
Riar Rizaldi
rizaldiriar@gmail.com
rizaldiriar.com

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