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Rooftop Films Presents: It Seemed So Real (Documentary Shorts)
Jul 2, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
A program of dazzling documentaries that challenge our understanding of every observation.
Thursday, July 2nd
On the roof of Trilok Fusion Center for the Arts, 143 Waverly Ave. (Clinton Hill)
8:00PM: Doors Open and reception
8:30PM: Live Music by Tica Douglas
9:00PM: Films Begin
SOUND OF A MILLION INSECTS, LIGHT OF A THOUSAND STARS (Tomonari Nishikawa | New York, NY | 2 min.)
I buried a 100-foot 35mm film negative film under fallen leaves alongside a country road, which was about 15 miles away from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, for one night in June 2014. The film was exposed to the possible remaining of the radioactive materials.
THE BREATH (Fabian Kaiser | Switzerland | 11 min.)
Deep underground the action force is preparing for the imminent case of emergency. Surveillance cameras are tracking the descent. T he head is burning. Constriction puts pressure on the chest. In the vacuum of depth delusion is pulsating.
ON THE SPOT: GAZA – CHRONICLES OF A CONFLICT (Eszter Cseke and Andras S. Takacs | Hungary | 27 min.)
A Qassam-fighter is collecting the remaining parts of Ahmed Jabari’s body from his wreck after an Israeli airstrike that killed the head of al-Qassam Brigade, the armed wing of Hamas. A Palestinian journalist who doesn’t believe in violence, is getting a phone call, his 8-year-old daughter was hit. A shiver cut three of her fingers off. Parallel stories of the Qassam-fighter whose dream is to blow himself up to take revenge and the journalist who is willing to do anything to get her daughter into an Israeli hospital – the only place where she can be saved. The birth of hatred and hope – the chronicles of a conflict in Gaza.
STARTING POINT (Michał Szcześniak | Poland | 25 min.)
Aneta rebelled at the age of 19. She went to prison for murder. Nine years later, while serving her sentence, she takes up a job of a caregiver. Every day she leaves the prison to go to the nursing home to look after Helena who suffers from rheumatism. By talking to the old lady, Aneta realizes how much she has in life and starts to believe in herself before the hard test which is ahead of her.
BÄR (Pascal Floerks | Germany)
My grandpa’s past was always very present. It would break through in something he’d say or do, but he’d never talk about it. Only now, by revisiting his life and personality as I knew him, do I feel the weight of his inheritance.
More info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2015/schedule/it-seemed-so-real-documentary-shorts/
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