By José Sarmiento Hinojosa
Somehow this particular edition of Cinéma du Réel has made me feel as being trapped in the fauces of history. And history, it is something inescapable. It’s part of what we as humans are experiencing currently, history-in-the-making, as well as part of the aftermath of history. But the history that has been told throughout the more than 10 films I watched in the program suggests that there seems to be an urgency by the filmmakers or the programmers to situate us in this moment to both look back on the remains of the past, or to look under our feet to watch the passage of time and its terrible unavoidability unfold.