Cargo cult

by Bastien Dubois

Storico | Francia | 2013 | HD | 11 min.

Date saturday 5 july

Location Giardini del Castello - ESTE (PD), via Giuseppe Garibaldi


“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” Arthur C. Clarke. On the Papua coasts, in the middle of the Pacific War, some Papuans are looking for the magnanimity of the Cargo god elaborating a new ritual.


Biography Bastien Dubois was born in 1983 in the North of France, since his childhood he was strongly encouraged by his parents to the drawing, a trash bag as an apron and his hands in the paint. As a teenager, he had to find a way to seduce girls, so he started some more or less chaotic artistic studies, which lead him to his graduation in infography direction at Supinfocom Valenciennes (France). Looking for a way out from a monotonous life, he decided to make the animated film “Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage” which – he thought at first- would consist of enjoying life under the sun, drawing a bit. He was nominated to the Oscars in 2011 with this aforementionned film. Then he directed the series “Faces from places” based on the same idea, and the short film “Cargo Cult”. He is today on holidays. Filmographie Madagascar, Carnet de voyage. 2009 Portraits de Voyages. 2013 Cargo Cult. 2013

Bastien Dubois
Bastien Dubois, Gaia Guasti
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Sacrebleu Productions