IMFURA, Dir. Samuel Ishimwe
CompetitionNew ShortsInternational

COMPETITION: INTERNATIONAL: En Masse

19:00 Sat 12 Jan 2019

ICA

A selection of shorts pulling back from the individual and intimate to explore shared experience and collective memory of people en masse. Whilst some, such as Iyabo Kwayana’s Practice taking in the aesthetic frenzy of martial arts training, find beauty in collective movement, in others the landscape is defined by the absence of people, lost to migration and genocide, such as Samuel Ishimwe’s hybrid documentary Imfura. 93’

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  • INTERREGNUM

    Adrian Paci 17 mins (Albania, 2018)

    Interregnum collects and assembles fragments extracted from videos documenting the funerals of communist dictators of different nationalities and eras, recovered from official state archives and national television broadcasts.
  • PRACTICE

    Iyabo Kwayana 10 mins (US, 2018)

    An immersive guided meditation into a simple moment in time that relays brief and diverse experiences of a group of students engaged in a collective process.
  • OPERATION JANE WALK

    Leonhard Müllner / Robin Klengel 16 mins (Austria, 2018)

    The dystopian multiplayer shooter Tom Clancy’s: The Division digital war zone is appropriated to become a narrative city tour for peaceful tourists.
  • IMFURA

    Samuel Ishimwe 36 mins (Rwanda, 2017)

    Caught between the contradictions of a changing society, Gisa, who is almost the same age as the new Rwanda, seeks to rediscover his share of the collective memory of a past that belongs to him, but also so far away.
  • THE FALL

    Boris Labbé 14 mins (France, 2018)

    As celestial beings descend to Earth vitiating its population, the world’s order unbalances. Initiated by these terms, a tragic fall leads to the parturition of crucial opposites: Hell and Heaven’s circles.