Ah humanity! 2015 Ages 15+

Sat 21 Jul - Sun 22 Jul 2018 (1 day 7hrs)
GOMA | Cinema B | Free

SYNOPSIS

Ah humanity! will screen between 10am-5pm in Cinema B over the weekend of 21-22 July 2018, in conjunction with the 'QFF: Documentary and Avant-Garde Cinema' program.

Ah humanity! reflects on the fragility and folly of humanity in the age of the Anthropocene. Taking the 3/11/11 disaster of Fukushima as its point of departure, it evokes an apocalyptic vision of modernity, and our predilection for historical amnesia and futuristic flights of fancy. The images were shot on a telephone through a handheld telescope, at once close to and far from its subject, while the audio composition combines empty excerpts from Japanese genbaku and related film soundtracks, audio recordings from seismic laboratories, and location sound.

CREDITS

DCP, DOLBY DIGITAL, 23 MINUTES, FRANCE/UNITED STATES OF AMERICA/JAPAN DIRECTOR/CINEMATOGRAPHY/EDITING/SOUND: LUCIEN CASTAING-TAYLOR & VÉRÉNA PARAVEL & ERNST KAREL / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: ARRETON TON CINEMA