film & video: CP07 Power Structures
The film and video section consists of a series of screenings relating thematically to the motto of the festival. Works range from feature film programmes [FP] to a number of compilation programmes [CP] and special programmes [SP].
The Three Failures
Michael Blum [lv/se/us]
Michael Blum is looking at the three definitive ideologies of the 20th century: communism, social-democracy, and capitalism.
Butler Brothers [uk]
A defence contractor’s networking party rendered as Poe’s‘ Masque of the Red Death’. We’re the Prime Contractors. We do it all. No returns, no refunds, no kidding.
Federico Campanale [nl]
A bullet is fired through many thin glass plates. We follow it along its journey through the various layers until the final collision.
John Smith [uk]
Moving from one hotel in Bethlehem to another in East Jerusalem, the filmmaker encounters a series of problems involving a ceiling, a video camera and the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
State of the Union [uk]
This remix of President George W. Bush’s 2005 State of the Union speech is set to Richard Wagner’s Liebestod from the opera Tristan and Isolde. In Bush’s speech, a mother whose son died in the Iraq War embraces an Iraqi woman who had just voted in the recent election.
Dominic Gagnon [ca]
‘High Speed’ presents people who maintain few or no ties with time, space and their bodies. Those who approach the conditions of the ‘pure mind’: the ultimate utopia of human / technological development; the futurist dream of speed or the contemporary fantasy of web surfers.
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