THE GIVERNY DOCUMENT (SINGLE CHANNEL), Dir. Ja'Tovia Gary
CompetitionNew ShortsInternational

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Oscillations (REPEAT)

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15:00 Wed 15 Jan 2020

ICA Cinema 2

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH frieze

Wikihow texts, Nina Simone and Citebeur pornography intersect in this programme of cinematic juxtapositions.

A ‘compare and contrast’ dialectic structures these works, exemplified by Drew Lint’s psychogeographical meditation on colonialism, class and sexuality on the streets of Paris. Pedro Neves Marques’s entwined narratives of virus-bearing mosquitoes and a queer, polyamorous relationship spin a beguiling analogy for Jair Bolsonaro’s reactionary conservatism, whilst Ja’Tovia Gary interrogates the corporeality of black women through animation, street interviews and performance. Programmed by Tom Grimshaw. 88’


All of the films in this programme qualify for LSFF’s Best International Short Film Award as well as, dependent on genre, our Best Documentary and Best Animation Awards.

This programme contains unsimulated sex.

Oscillations also screens at ICA, 5pm, Saturday 11th January.

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  • INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE A FILM

    Nazli Dincel 13 mins (US, 2019)

    Materials: 3378 hi-con, laser engraver, exacto knife. Shot at the Film Farm in Mt.Forest, this comedy is a quest about performance, educational voiceover, analogue filmmaking, ASCII, language, ethics of ethnography and narrative storytelling under a metaphor of instructions to farm land.
  • THE BITE (A MORDIDA)

    Pedro Neves Marques 26 mins (PT, 2019)

    Between a house in the Atlantic forest and a genetically-modified mosquito factory near São Paulo, a polyamorous, non-binary relationship struggles to survive an epidemic spreading across Brazil.
  • LA PUTE ARABE

    Drew Lint 7 mins (CA, 2018)

    A video exploration of the essay 'La Pute Arabe' from issue 2 of Phile Magazine written by Ashkan Sepahvand about his sexual experiences as a Persian American man in Paris. He writes about the continued impact of colonial power structures on the perception of "the Arab" within French culture and how gay pornography shot in the Banlieue of Paris has reinforced that class divide.
  • THE GIVERNY DOCUMENT (SINGLE CHANNEL)

    Ja'Tovia Gary 42 mins (US, 2019)

    Filmed on location in Harlem, USA and in Claude Monet’s historic gardens in Giverny, France, The Giverny Document is an experimental, multi-textured cinematic poem that meditates on the safety and bodily autonomy of Black women.