L E   F I F A
L E   F I F A

Canadian Premiere


Ellie Ga

France, Sweden, Portugal | 2022 | 40 min
English |
Subtitles: French
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This film is part of the FIFA Experimental section program LES IMAGES TREMBLENT / DISQUIETED IMAGES.
Presented only in theatres

In Quarries, artist Ellie Ga extracts stories of resistance from unlikely places and overlooked surfaces. She weaves together facts, gestures, destinies, as well as ways of doing things and various expertises kept secret or forgotten. The film follows the mysteries surrounding prehistoric stone tools from Kenya alongside the neglected labour of stonemasons who paved the streets of Lisbon. The struggle of the artist’s brother to regain the use of his hands after a serious injury transforms into a narrative about agency in the face of being forgotten, marginalized and deemed of no importance. An out-of-print photography book on Portuguese stone pavements leads to a series of improbable connections. Everything intertwines and echoes in this fascinating film essay.
Overview of some festivals:
The High Line, United States (2023)
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, United States (2023)
Âge d’Or Festival, Brussels, Belgium (2023)
Arktisen Upeeta Film Festival, Jyväskylä, Finland (2022)
Linea d’Ombra Festival, Salerno, Italy (2022)
Director Ellie Ga
Original writings Ellie Ga
Artistic Direction Ellie Ga
Sound editing Soundscraper
Narration Ellie Ga
Cinematography Ellie Ga

In Partnership with

Concordia University /  Faculty of Fine Arts


• Université Concordia - J.A. de Sève, LB-125, Pavillon J. W. McConnell
Friday, march 22, 2024, 06:00 p.m. — 08:00 p.m.


Ellie Ga

Ellie Ga

Ellie Ga is a New York City-born atist and writer. She is the recipient of a 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship in film & video. Her narrative based-videos and performances reflect a passion for multi-disciplinary knowledge exchange told through everyday conversations, poetic sidesteps and obsessive research. Her wide-ranging investigations address pressing social issues, often in unexpected contexts: from the submerged ruins of the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria (Square Octagon Circle) and the charting of the quotidian in the frozen Arctic Ocean (The Fortunetellers) to a study of messages in bottles, both as tools for studying oceans currents and as metaphor for exile (Strophe, A Turning; Gyres 1 – 3).

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Quarries (2023)
Gyres (2019)
Strophe, A Turning (2017)

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