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Films in Competition 2
Main Theater - Michigan Theater Wed, Mar 21, 2018 7:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Films in Competition 2
Release Year:2017
Production Country:Australia/UK
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Pia Borg


Silica explores territorial constructs and the boundaries of the real and the mediated in an opal mining town in the South Australian desert. Charting the journey of a film location scout, notions of settlement and belonging are investigated through images of a town in the midst of abandonment. Combining 35mm photography with microscopic and CG imagery, Silica blurs the actual and imaginary to probe ideas of value which support not only the gem trade but wider questions of identity and mythology.