SHORTS 3: THE ONE WITH THE WHALE CARCASS
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News From the SunBrendan & Jeremy Smyth4 min., 2016, USAAn apocalyptic narrative unfolds through the words of "The Sun", a British tabloid created by media mogul Rupert Murdoch. 4000 single frames were exposed, unedited, and accompanied with the pulsing rhythms of the sun collected by NASA, resembling the Buddhist "Om", the sound of our universe.
Meridian PlainLaura Kraning19 min., 2016, USA“Meridian Plain” maps an enigmatic distant landscape excavated from hundreds of thousands of archival still images, forecasting visions of a possible future, transmitted from a mechanical eye.
KindahEphraim Asili12 min., 2016, USA/JamaicaShot between the Maroon village of Accompong, Jamaica, and Hudson, New York, the alternately sparse and exultantly polyrhythmic Kindah is part of a series of films examining the filmmaker’s relationship to the African diaspora. The title alludes to the mango tree that symbolizes common kinship in the Jamaican Maroon culture.
A Stroll Down Sunflower LaneMayye Zayed14 min., 2016, EgyptAn old grandfather, a little granddaughter, an old house and some glimpses of memory. She was growing up building hers. He was getting old losing his. The film is a reenactment of the filmmaker's own memories with her late grandfather, using actors but real old TK tape recordings.
Terra Jean Long5 min., 2016, Morocco/CanadaA sheet whips before the camera, shaped by the same wind that forms the rigid, undulating lines of sand below it as the film conjures the continued presence of the now vanished Rheic Ocean in the Tafilalt region of the arid Sahara Desert.
LimboKonstantina Kotzamani30 min., 2016, France/GreeceThe leopard shall lie down with the goat.The wolves shall live with the lambs.And the young boy will lead them.12+1 kids and the carcass of a whale washed ashore…
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