DOUMA UNDERGROUND, Dir. Tim Alsiofi
New ShortsDocumentary

DOCUMENTARY: Common Vulnerabilities

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19:00 Wed 15 Jan 2020

ICA Cinema 1

How do we relate to spaces, lives and histories beyond our own? This programme questions the ways we look at events happening somewhere else, to someone else.

This compilation of non-fiction, in unflinching dialogues with the world around us, offers reflections on lives past and present: memorials to the Troubles, war-torn cities, the decommissioning of nuclear reactors and the disturbing lives of cattle in Indonesia.

Looking through these revelatory, empathetic lenses reminds us to reflect upon the conditions that created those realities beyond our immediate experience. Programmed by Miranda Mungai. 98’

This programme contains images of animal cruelty and footage of war

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  • STOP 19

    Danielle Swindells 9 mins (UK, 2019)

    ‘Dark tourism’ has been defined as travel to places historically associated with death or tragedy. In Belfast, Northern Ireland, this industry is booming as a new breed of tourists travel to the working class streets of the city where the majority of The Troubles took place.
  • DOUMA UNDERGROUND

    Tim Alsiofi 12 mins (LB, 2019)

    With the barrel bombs falling on Ghouta, the Eastern suburbs of Damascus, civilians sought shelter in the basements of their homes. I was one of them, holding on to my camera I tried to film what I could not express in words.
  • SPEAKING FOR THE DEAD

    Peiman Zekavat 15 mins (, 2019)

    A cameraman was sent to cover the events 6 days after the Grenfell fire which destroyed a tower block in west London, killing 72 people, and considered one of the UK's worst modern disasters. What followed was a portrait of mainstream media and how momentarily they told their story by framing the event, with little awareness, contact, or connection with the community of sufferers.
  • DIARY OF CATTLE

    David Darmadi / Lidia Afrilita 18 mins (ID, 2019)

    Diary of Cattle is the story of a 24-hour life cycle of a herd of cows that live and graze on a landfill site in Indonesia.
  • I HAVE SEEN NOTHING, I HAVE SEEN ALL

    Yaser Kassab 20 mins (SY, 2018)

    The doors of repentance and revelation open between Yaser and his father in Aleppo, after they begin to talk about the end of the war in Syria and the stages of reconstruction that follow.
  • BEYOND THE NORTH WINDS: A POST NUCLEAR REVERIE

    Natalie Cubides-Brady 24 mins (UK, 2019)

    Beyond the North Winds is a hybrid documentary about the decommissioning of a nuclear plant in Scotland. It traces the journey of Walter Glass, who disappears while writing a report on the reactor. Concerned with landscape and time, myth and technology, the film explores the nature of ruins, and asks what environmental scars our generation will leave behind for the future.