by Yan Tomaszewski


While some rivers become legal persons, mostly in countries where indigenous worldviews have enabled it, Sequana follows similar attempts in the context of centralized and secularized France with the Seine as its main focal point. Local lawyers, activists, citizens, but also neopagans stand up for living entities, reshaping water narratives and representations. 


Yan Tomaszewski is a Polish-French filmmaker and visual artist hybridizing documentary with sculpture, CGI animation or performance. He was trained at Beaux-Arts de Paris and at Le Fresnoy Studio national des arts contemporains. His films were screened in such festivals as IDFA Amsterdam, FIFA Montreal, Queer Lisboa , FID Marseille, Kasseler Dokfest, Doclisboa, and exhibited in contemporary art museums among which Centre Pompidou in Paris, MAC VAL in Vitry-sur-Seine or MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles.