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Ottica Zero
Maja Ray Borg

Soon after her ‘big break’, Italian actress Nadya Cazan disappeared. With TV and film offers flooding in, she refused to accept the competitive and superficial values of the society they represented. Ottica Zero follows Nadya on her search to find an alternative way of living; a quest to discover a means to recycle the whole spectrum of cultures and political ideologies into a new way of managing a global society. It is a journey, which takes us from Rome to Venus, where 91-year-old social innovator and futurist, Jacques Fresco, proposes a solution.

Ottica zero is a film about people who refuses to conform to the present and instead choose to live in their own concepts of the future, here and now. Instead of adapting a post-modern worldview with multiple truths, they look at the common needs of the global society in order to provide people with the necessities of life through the universal methodology of science.

Keywords Experimental, Documentary
Aspect ratio 1.78:1 (4:3 Letterbox)
Prod. format Generic film
Duration 00:13:00
Language English
Color Color
Year 2007
In text Maja Borg
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About the artist

Maja Ray Borg

Born 1982 in Norrköping, Sweden. Works internationally and is based both in Sweden and the UK. Visual Artist and Film Director, additionally working as Director of Photography, Dramaturg and Creative Editor.

”The work of Maja Borg exists at the intersection of documentary, fiction and experimental film fusing the languages of these genres into a compelling, visually rich and politically astute body of work. Borg’s films are as likely to be seen in film festivals or television as they are in the visual arts context. The artist uniquely succeeds in defying genre expectations and their language seamlessly combines elements of animation, experimental camera and sound techniques with tools of documentary filmmaking. Their films have tackled subjects ranging from investigations of myths and traditions, borders of desire and violence and, most recently, urgent contemporary issues such as the crisis of capitalism and the global environmental and economic downturn, investigating what options one has in such a dystopian landscape.”

/Lina Dzuverovic, co-founder and Director of Electra – contemporary art agency, London