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.
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.