SELECTION 8 : REALITY (UN)CHECK

Curated by Aleksandra Dalichow

EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT YOU

Roland Denning | 2021 | 06:50 | United Kingdom

EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT YOU examines 21st century issues of data control and the insidious power of social media using mid-20th century found footage and AI synthesised voices and characters.

LIBERTY OF LIFE

Mike Davies, James Hatton | 2020 | 08:03 | USA | 16mm

The link between ecological destruction and the Free Market are explored- the connection distorting the line between info-tainment and surreal dreamscape. We follow a phantom apparition of the economist James Buchanan, who's theories rested in a complete faith in the Market to create a free and fair world; butting up against the reality of the bleaching event on the Great Barrier Reef.

Drawing on found footage, symbolic reenactment and documentary, the film travels on a dream journey through these polarised topics; one that seeks to solidify the struggle we have in reconciling how we live and the harm we are doing to nature... And ultimately ourselves.

DAWN

Nona Catusanu, Katherine Castro, Liza Gipsova (Red Dawn Trio) | 2021 | 07:55 | USA | 35mm

One woman faces her final obligation in her isolated, waning days among a post-apocalyptic world.

SELF-PORTRAIT IN HELL

Federica Foglia | 2021 | 03:30 | Canada | Super 8

This hybrid piece is a collage created assembling both analog and digital material.
Several layers of 8mm films merge to create a camera-less self-portrait of the filmmaker

LANDAYS

Inna Dmitrieva | 2021 | 06:52 | United States | 16mm

Landays is both a celebration of the landay, a traditional form of Afghan poetry, and an exploration of women’s life in contemporary Afghanistan. Centered around an interview with a young woman from Kabul, the piece juxtaposes rephotographed images of Afghan life with performances of several landay couplets.

 

TIGER DANCE

Orsolya Pintér | 2021 | 03:28 | Hungary

Short experimental analog film. The selected clips are originally from the Prelinger archives. Found footage movie.