Nomos - Submission to ÉCU 2013
“The sacred man is the one whom the people have judged on account of a crime. It is not permitted to sacrifice this man, yet he who kills him will not be condemned for homicide.” (Festo, “De Verborum Significatu”, 2nd century a.d.)
Nomos is a documentary and a research project that investigates the “form-camp” and its modern declination. The research project is based on Giorgio Agamben’s book “Homo Sacer. Sovereign power and bare life ”.
The documentary is a journey through places inhabited by the contemporary sacred man: from one of the biggest refugee camp in the world (Kakuma) to one of the largest slum in Africa (Kibera), up to a small gated community in Nairobi.
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