How does the inside reflect the outside? Self, image, identity, and physiology exist in complex relationships. In an attempt to chart them, this program moves back and forth across the membrane of the skin, from the worlds within the cell, to the medical states of our bodies and minds, to the social and perceptual systems that influence how we appear to eachother. The films in this program vary in form from documentary procedural, to psychodrama, to dystopian infomercial, but all are united in their insight into the apparatuses that mediate between our internal and external realities.
The program is as follows
- Dynamics (1 min / Orsolya Szantho / UAE / 2016)
- LOOP (6 min / Samantha Moore / UK / 2016)
- The Silence (15 min / Ali Asgari & Farnoosh Samadi / Italy, France / 2016)
- Skin (7 min / Farah Diab / UAE / 2014)
- Grandma’s Beauty (9 min / Kaltham Abdul Rahim Abdullah Al Ali / UAE / 2016 ) Soul Surgery (3 min / Isabelle Galet-Lalande / 2016)
- How to Make a Prosthetic Eye (6 min / Barry Gibb / UK / 2015)
- Extrapolate (2 min / Johan Rijpma / Netherlands / 2016)
- Flesym (19 min / Behrooz Roostaei / Iran / 2015)
- The Puddle (10 min / Serdar Yilmaz / Turkey / 2015)
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HONEY RAIN & DUST
86 min / Nujoom Alghanem / UAE / 2016
Aisha, Fatima and Ghareeb are amongst the best known honey specialists in the northern parts of the UAE. Ghareeb has established a bee sanctuary a top of one of the mountains, while Fatima and Aisha prefer to roam the mountains. Meanwhile, the bees are coping with climate change and survival challenges. While integral to the lives of Aisha, Fatima and Ghareeb, the bees may not be able to continue providing for long. ALSO: Post-screening Discussion
THE EAGLE HUNTRESS
101 min / Otto Bell / USA / 2016
The Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan, a 13 year old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunger, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. The story begins after Aisholpan has been training with her father’s eagle for many months. As every eagle can only have one master, the time has come for Aisholpan to capture an eagle of her own.
ESCAPE FROM EARTH
Both scientific discussion and science action have long considered that humanity’s future may lie beyond the Earth. In these films, disastrous conditions on the ground are juxtaposed against the chance to leave for space.
85 min / Antoine Viviani / France / 2016
A surreal vision of the digitized, quantity ed world, drifting from internet innovators to sterile data centers, as poetically narrated by the internet itself. An experimental documentary, the film features interviews with digital luminaries such as computer pioneer Gordon Bell, Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle, Director of Engineering at Google Ray Kurzweil, among others. ALSO: Post-screening Discussion