mAPs – migrating Artists Project is an international project between 5 European partners aiming to produce dance films addressing societal issues able to reachout for mass audiences through online platforms, TV channels and cinemas.

The first mAPs collection supported by Creative Europe will target the theme of POWER and be composed of 4 shorts and 1 creative documentary.

The 5 films of our first mAPs collection could be screened as a series or as a unique chaptered content of 90 to 120 minutes around the theme, boosting Societal Dance Films as a real innovative genre into the international market.

EMERSION
POWER & IDENTITIES (FR)

A film by
Aline-Sitoé N’DIAYE & Abdou N’GOM

Executive Producer – DAN.CIN.LAB

A black and white couple walks along a lake with Yaa, their babygirl. Later, 7-year-old Yaa faces for the first time her skin-color difference discovering shades of point-shoes in a store. When 15, Yaa hates herself, including her hair touched by strangers – she decides to copy her friends’ straight hair.

There starts her journey of mirroring the world around her, wanting desperately to fit in. When she cannot damage her hair any further, she understands she needs a deep change.

BOLSHOÏ ARENA
POWER & DATA (IT)

A film by
Alain EL SAKHAWI & Valeria ZAMPARDI

Executive Producer – COORPI

Alice has clear disorders by living exclusively in VR games while outside in the real world historical things are happening – ecological disasters, aggressions by A.I machines and first contact with an Alien civilization.

Charles is an A.I (Artificial Intelligence) born from digital technologies who wants a self-determination as a new self-consciousness. He proposes Alice to recover and face the real world by merging their consciousness inside her body…

CIRCOLOGY
POWER & ENVIRONMENT (FI)

A film by
Tero PELTONIEMI & Antti SEPPÄNEN

Executive Producer – MALAKTA

Atlas has been living next to a wind turbine, in his remote and closed, yet safe and comfortable town.

Although a master of arm-spinning, Atlas progressively finds himself breaking away from the circular communal tradition of his town.

Until the explosion of his wind turbine burns his life’s meaning to the ground. In a bittersweet goodbye, he throws himself in a storm. He survives and understands he must find a new way forward.

SPOTTED
POWER & MUTATIONS (GR)

A film by
Konstantina BOUSMPOURA & Ariadne MIKOU

Executive Producer – MØZ

On the anniversary of the violent murder of a queer activist in Athens, George, a well-established young lawyer, fails to set down a bunch of flowers in the public memorial surrounded by police.

During an important meeting with colleagues and clients, the disruption of the daily order due to the social gathering of the LGBTQ+ community will force him to face with his deeper feelings and his work mates.

SEARCHING FOR PHOENIX
POWER & PROCESS (DE)

A film by
Marc WAGENBACH & mAPs collective

Executive Producer – TANZRAUSCHEN

Phoenix is tasked by the German Ministry of Interior to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on Europe and the German economy by conducting interviews on a journey across four European states.

In Italy, Phoenix is confronted with the pandemic burden on the health system, discovering the massive human imprint on individuals and their memories connected to death and loss.

Further confrontation with the social and economic inequalities in Greece, the ignorance of a rich north in Finland, and almost beaten to death in a social riot following a soccer game in France, Phoenix becomes progressively detached from his old ways of looking at the world.

Finally returning to Germany, Phoenix understands that his former ways to engage with the world are no longer relevant and begins to feel world again.