Communication is key. Bridging cultural differences with language skills alone is hard, if not impossible. Listen to the emphases and nuances, view the poetry in word and gesture. Technology may help, but can also get in the way, hogging the limelight.
Films screened in this combined programme
The Seaweed in Your HairDaphné Hérétakis IFFR 2017 8′
Diary entries from the hollow shell of post-referendum Athens. A city in crisis, yet hopeful, melancholy and happy. The film shows beauty can be found there thanks to poetry.
Das GestellIFFR 2017 30′
A wondrous film in which a Japanese philosopher asks a famous German colleague how the Japanese can deal with the technology integral to modern life.
Eaves ApartSebastian Buerkner IFFR 2017 5′
Patterns of night travel and night travel in patterns. Eaves Apart is a brilliantly coloured collage of overheard conversations, transitory sights, crowds, rain-lashed windows.
The SailorGiovanni Giaretta IFFR 2017 9′
A sailor dreams of a homeland he has never had. This video deals with the notion of what we call 'home'.
See a Dog, Hear a DogJesse McLean IFFR 2017 18′
Analytical tragicomedy about humans and their desire to communicate with others, animals and machines. Luckily technology provides ingenious algorithms.