It’s astounding how much humans want to hold onto and record the world around us and our place in it. These filmmakers and artists go beyond that. They conversely leave out information, filter, select and organise differently. Their specialities are constructing narratives, distilling meaning from footage or shifting attention.
Films screened in this combined programme
Flight PathsRobert Todd IFFR 2017 12′
Shot from the perspective of an avian observer, Robert Todd’s camera traces pathways and patterns that exist on the street but to which we rarely pay any attention.
The I MineEmilio Moreno IFFR 2017 27′
Experimental narrative connects South African paleoanthropologists and diamond miners digging for items of value with a narrator thoroughly investigating personal histories and the act of storytelling.
025 Sunset RedLaida Lertxundi IFFR 2017 14′
Red colours the Californian landscape; red is the blood that flows and leaves a trail to the Basque Country. "Everything of value is defenceless."
Children of LirKatherin McInnis IFFR 2017 6′
Children of Lir is made entirely from still photographs from the LIFE Magazine archives. An impressive flicker creates a sense of depth and motion to the picture sequences.
The Colour of His HairIFFR 2017 21′
Drama and documentary merge in an impressionistic meditation on outlawed queer life and the struggle for gay rights in the UK in the 1960s.