Natives of the New World is a short documentary film shot on cell phones by
the Kino Mosaik collective, which was founded in Lesbos Island, Greece, in
2018. The migrants who were members of the collective tried to transform
the period when they were stuck in Lesbos waiting for the decision on their
asylum applications into a constitutive process. Kino Mosaik’s main goal
was to oppose the passive, apolitical, and victimized migrant image created
by mainstream media and many artistic representations. The collective
thought that this was possible only from their perspective, and they made
this film as an action against stereotypical representational systems. In
the short documentary, not only are the difficult conditions that migrants
have to deal with made visible but also the forms of collective resistance
they have developed against them. This article will analyse Natives of The
New World by comparing it with the representational tools it opposes.
We reconstruct a phylogenetic framework for the zygopteran family Lestidae based on a molecular dataset comprised of sequence data from the genes COI, 16S, 18S, 28S, and ITS1+2 from 41 ingroup taxa and 8 outgroup taxa with emphasis on the systematic position of the genus Chalcolestes Kennedy. We recover Lestidae as monophyletic with good statistical support. The family falls into two subequal clades. One, comprising the genus Sympecma Burmeister and Lestes Leach sensu lato (including the genus Archilestes Selys) is poorly to moderately supported. While the other, comprising the genera Austrolestes Tillyard, Indolestes Fraser, Orolestes McLachlan, and Chalcolestes is strongly supported. Chalcolestes is recovered as sister to the Oriental genus Orolestes with strong support. Our results thus support that Chalcolestes is a valid genus not closely related to Lestes. Monophyly of Lestes requires inclusion of the New World genus Archilestes, and our results support the need for a thorough revision of Lestes.