ABSENT WOUND, Dir. Maryam Tafakory
New ShortsDocumentary

DOCUMENTARY: Seeing, Touching, Living

15:00 Sat 19 Jan 2019

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Making sense of our experience is not always manageable and the cinematic form has a unique capacity to tell tales viscerally, to unwrap moments and lay them bare for us. Language is no longer the dominant mode as these films ask you to trust your senses and fall into films with more to perceive than to understand. 81’

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The Mall, St James's
SW1Y 5AH
  • CARDBOARD CITY

    Richie Benson 10 mins (CU, 2017)

    A sensorial exploration of the contrasting dual realities at play in present-day Havana.
  • A WOMAN LIKE ME

    Isabel Morales Bondy 9 mins (DK, 2017)

    A deafblind Danish woman travels to Nepal to meet a woman with her same condition in the hopes of communicating and engaging in a cultural exchange.
  • ABSENT WOUND

    Maryam Tafakory 10 mins (Iran/UK, 2018)

    The rituals of Persian warrior training, is seen in combination with the recitations of a young girl coming to terms with her impending womanhood.
  • SUIT OF LIGHTS

    Francisca Duran 18 mins (Canada, 2018)

    An expressive documentary composed with footage of a Spanish bullfight, that iconic imagery of highly decorated masculinity and violence masked as nationalism.
  • PIRATE BOYS

    Pol Merchan 13 mins (Germany, 2018)

    Kathy Acker's writing, and a seminal portrait of her taken by intersex photographer Del LaGrace Volcano, provide a lens through which to explore trans subjectivity and the queering of cinema.
  • DARK WAVES

    Ismael Joffroy Chandoutis 21 mins (France, 2017)

    In an ultraconnected society where waves have almost invaded every space, three electromagnetic intolerant people bear witness of survival in a world that seems more and more inacessible to them.

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