What We Shared

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SPONSOR

Edge Hill University

 

EDUCATION PARTNER

U-M Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

 

COMMUNITY PARTNER

Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP)

 

What We Shared

Kamila Kuc

London, UK / Sukhum, Abkhazia | 2021 | 69 | HD video

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Seven inhabitants of a de facto state on the Black Sea unfurl a web of stories about loss and displacement through the re-imaginings of dreams and memories of the 1992–93 war in Abkhazia. To question the unstable distinction between fact and fiction, these re-imaginings are interwoven with auto-fictional narration and archival materials that have been processed through an AI technology. The Black Sea permeating the film’s universe acts as a metaphor for both an idyllic holiday destination of utopian happiness as well as a perilous force.

 

Presented with short in competition

Dans les Cieux et Sur la Terre

Erin Weisgerber

Tiohtià:ke / Montreal | 2022 | 12 | 16mm

WORLD PREMIERE

Vertiginous masses of carved limestone give way to an ecstasy of light and living color through an alchemical spell of elemental transformation. Hierarchies dissolve as the transient quotidian inspires the monumental. Dans les Cieux et Sur la Terre was shot and hand-processed entirely on 16mm reversal films, with all of the composite images created in-camera.