At the tipping point of multiple political shifts, the world seems more divided and polarised than ever. The growing visibility of fault-lines in our societies, as well as the increasingly toxic discourse that plagues the 24-hour media cycles, inspired IFFR to highlight works that address these issues with urgency, creating new lines of sight and engagement. These films can be found throughout IFFR’s 2017 programme. Everyone views the same situation from different perspectives. Parallax Views is IFFR's agenda-setting platform where filmmakers, artists, thinkers, journalists and the public are invited to discuss the current shifts and fractures, as they are represented in films featured throughout the festival programme. The programme will also feature masterclasses and talks.
Films in ‘Parallax Views’
AzadaarAyamus IFFR 2017 15′
Loosely translated Azadaar means they who lament. This two-part video installation by Ayamus depicts a group of men pounding their bare backs or chests in a trance. The sensuous images are purposely unspectacular to provide a more nuanced insight than the ideological, polarising media discourse allows.
Oral HistoryMeiro Koizumi IFFR 2017 30′
Asking passers-by on the streets of Japan “What happened in and around Japan between 1900 and 1945?”, artist Meiro Koizumi unveils Japan’s struggle to come to terms with its own recent past through the responses he gathers. Abject close-ups of mouths fill the screen in this powerful installation.