Documentary Futurism: Shorts from Cinema Politica

Documentary Futurism: Shorts from Cinema Politica

Documentary Futurism: Shorts from Cinema Politica

A PAVED SSSSSERIES Screening
Friday, June 14, 2019
Doors at 7, Screening at 7:30pm
AKA/PAVED Arts Event Space
FREE/PWYC at the door
 
How do we document that which has yet to occur? Cinema Politica’s Documentary Futurism project seeks to usher in a new kind of filmmaking that brings actuality into conversation with speculation, and realism with the imaginary. Taking inspiration from Afro-futurism, Indigenous futurism, speculative fiction and non-fiction, these 7 films inaugurate a new genre while deploying filmmaking approaches and contexts associated with documentary in order to imagine, speculate and represent future worlds.
 
 
FILMS DETAILS
 
CAMFRANGLAIS
Mylène Augustin & Feven Ghebremariam / 2018 / 15’ / English, French, Pidgin, Atikamekw, with English subs
Invited to Tiohtià: ke, as a member of her country’s tribal council, Sam, an 18-year-old Cameroonian girl, traces the steps of her great-grandmother who lived in this northern land over a hundred years ago.
 
NOVA
Andréanne Germain / 2018 / 6’ / English
A teenager unwillingly deletes her best friend in this bittersweet coming of age story set in a world where augmented reality has gamified existence.
 
RECLAMATION
Thirza Jean Cuthand / 2018 / 13’ / English
After white people have left Earth for Mars, Indigenous people talk about their work reclaiming the lands and restoring the health of the planet and their communities.
THE CEREMONY
Taina Da Silva & Becca Redden / 2018 / 16’ / Anishinaabemowin, with English subs
150 years from now, two warrior siblings document their community, who survived climate change, and become the focus of an event that will change them forever.
 
BREATH ANEW
Andrew Chiu / 2018 / 12′ / English
150 years in the future, a Canadian refugee reflects on her escape and the new path she finds herself forced onto.
 
SOLITUDES
Marwen Tlili & Quentin Ducados Tayeb Hadji / 2018 / 18’ / French, with English subs
Solitudes, or how the artistic endeavours of some create a nightmare for others who are in the minority.
COULEUR DU MOMENT
Jeremy Sandor / 2018 / 15’ / English
A colour forecasting agency documents its human employees on their last day at the office.
MORE INFO: https://www.cinemapolitica.org/distribution/documentary-futurism
 

Comments are closed.