Competitive Show #5 (Saturday 2:30 PM)

Programmed by Stephen Ocampo and Monique Singson

In Light, In!_Frame Still 1In, Light, In!
Dir. Ken Paul Rosenthal (2013, 12:00)
A haunting, visual essay about the awkward and angry junctures where our culture struggles to manage its emotional distress. Images recycled from 1950’s-era educational films are accompanied by original compositions by cellist, Zoe Keating.





Dir. Malia Bruker (2013, 26:50)
In this essay documentary director Malia Bruker examines the baby-boomers’ legacy of social change and her own generation’s apathy. As her parents retire and relocate, Malia joins them on a 4-month trek across the US. Heirloom follows this unique family as they confront one another’s notions of idealism and hope.


Dir. Vanessa Renwick (2014, 6:00)
A swan song for the factory age. A vortex of swirling Vaux’s Swifts which layover for three weeks in Portland, Oregon each fall on their migration to South America. Birds swoop over our demise, their relentless choreography signaling a new start.



Dir. Meredith Lackey (2014, 11:52)
The signboard builders of Shwebontha Street in Yangon, Burma prompt a search for the sonic and visual traces of a country in transition. Performance of military, labor and sport suffuse the sallow hunger of foreign eyes. Past and future swirl in the peeling bells of global imperative.





Semiotics of IslamSemiotics of Islam: A Primer for Kuffar
Dir. Fouzia Najar (2014, 7:19)
Inspired by Martha Rosler’s ‘Semiotics of the Kitchen,’ ‘Semiotics of Islam: A Primer for Kuffar’ combats Islamophobia while highlighting the mainstream media’s role in (mis)representation.





TOTAL RT: 1 hour and 9 minutes