The limits of human observation in the contemporary media landscape explored through short films, documentaries, discussions and an exhibition.
Films in ‘Blind Spots’
A Good AmericanFriedrich Moser IFFR 2016 100′
Bill Binney, a former American secret service staffer talks about the period preceding whistleblower Snowden’s revelations. Or how the NSA was more interested in wasting millions on their friends in business than on installing an electronic filter in a timely manner that - who knows - might even have helped prevent 9/11.
HelloIFFR 2016 11′
A Mexican woman talks about her childhood on the rubbish tip. A German with a severe disability in both hands explains about his job as a computer animator. What’s the connection?
EigenlichtMelvin Moti IFFR 2016 18′
Certain minerals convert absorbed UV light into visible colours of unearthly beauty. Shown in sacred, cosmic silence.
The Light and the PaperSara van der Heide IFFR 2016 3′
How empty is a blank page? This film carefully studies the prime precondition for seeing: the presence of light.