Uriel Sokolowicz Porta. 4 minutes. Argentina.
A sceptical and disenchanted young woman hears the call of an enigmatic voice that challenges her to dive into the Patagonian sea. In this environment so alien to human beings, surrounded by mysteries and wonders, she will have to face her deepest fears, contradictions and prejudices: those of all humanity.
Clara is a woman who finds herself inexplicably floating in the middle of the Patagonian sea, abandoned to herself. We don't know her past or what events brought her there. She seems to be in a limbo between reality and a dream. After a few moments of introspection and in an apparent act of final resignation, she begins to sink slowly towards the depths, when an unknown voice surprises her and calls her name. She is suspicious: whose voice is it? How can it help her? Why is it there? The voice suggests she sets out on a journey into the sea, where she might find the answers. A journey where she will have to overcome a series of instances to recover something lost. Clara dives with some hesitation into a different world. She will have to connect in a subtle way with her surroundings and with herself in order to succeed. The depths, the underwater landscapes and the approach to amazing creatures are part of her inevitable destiny. The human footprint on this environment does not go unnoticed, where countless remnants of civilisation form the tragic testimony of the human legacy. In each scenario, through a singular dialogue, Clara goes through the instances and obstacles that this enigmatic voice presents to her, and in doing so, she rediscovers her own nature. Towards the end, she understands who that voice was and why it chose the infinite horizon of the Patagonian sea to help her renew her gaze and recover what she lost.
Other awards: Best Inspirational Short Film - Latin American Nature Festival 2020 - Latin American Nature Awards 2020