Programmed by Stephen Ocampo and Monique Singson
In, 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 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