Country of Origin
THE MINUSCULES follows the evolution of a civic struggle in Nicaragua, initiated by the peasants’ movement in 2013 against the construction project of the Grand Interoceanic Canal that would cut the country in half, at the feet of the volcano, through forests and farmland. In a reaction against multiple abuses of power, different social movements converge and, in April 2018, the insurrection explodes.
Director Biography – Khristine Gillard
Khristine Gillard (1972) lives and works in Brussels – Belgium.
Filmmaker, founding member of LABO Bxl —shared cinematographic lab for research on celluloid. She
directed Des Hommes (2008), Miramen (2011), Cochihza (2013), Eau Vive – Conversation with a
Cinematographer (2015). Working with sound and image, her projects can take the form of installations,
photographes and other chemical experiments. She creates the visuals for the music project PRAIRIE.
Her films are screened in various international festivals and venues (e.a. MoMA Documentary Fortnight
NY, Visions du Réel, IFFR Rotterdam, TIDF Taiwan, Torino Film Festival, Festival d’Amiens, Etats
Généraux du film documentaire Lussas, Punto de Vista, Docville, Théâtre National de Belgique, Barbican