The limits of human observation in the contemporary media landscape explored through short films, documentaries, discussions and an exhibition.
Films in ‘Blind Spots’
FacebookistanJakob Gottschau IFFR 2016 59′
What is Facebook’s true face like? What hides behind Mark Zuckerberg’s baby face? This documentary tries - in vain - to put a face to the immensely popular company. Disillusioned users are spoken to. A shocking portrait of a pretty totalitarian organisation.
Oncle Bernard – L'anti-leçon d'économieRichard Brouillette IFFR 2016 79′
Posthumous portrait of Charlie Hebdo satirist and economic commentator Bernard Maris. The footage dates back to the spring of 2000. Long before the bank crisis, Maris warned us of the cultivated, conscious deception. An indignant opposition voice that has lost nothing of its immediacy.
La montagne magiqueAndrei Schtakleff IFFR 2016 68′
A camera takes us deep underground where Bolivian miners toil in primitive conditions. A time-machine film that takes us through the pitch black to a primeval altar and simultaneously confronts us with the tourist industry’s voyeurism.
L'invitation au voyageMeggy Rustamova IFFR 2016 13′
A series of beautiful black-and-white photographs marred by yellow Post-its with their notes erased. An unassuming narrator makes them even more mysterious.