An Aviation Field

A film by Joana Pimenta | 2016 | 14 minutes

The newest work to emerge from Harvard’s groundbreaking Sensory Ethnography Lab – the collective behind documentaries like LEVIATHAN and SWEETGRASS – Joana Pimenta’s AN AVIATION FIELD is a mesmerizing short film, a ghost story about buried cities, lost civilizations and Western colonialism.


“Using warm, darkly saturated 16mm images shot on the volcanic island of Fogo, Cape Verde, and in modernist Brasilia, and sounds that range between trebly crackle and aquatic gurgle, Pimenta constructs a surreal and mythical landscape from the remnants of Portuguese colonialism.”
– New York Film Festival