Documentary Futurism Screening
On Friday June 7th, VIVO Media Arts Centre and Cinema Politica (Montreal) present The Next 150: Documentary Futurism! A selection of six works from a larger program put together by Cinema Politica. Taking inspiration from Afro-futurism, Indigenous futurism, speculative fiction and non-fiction this program of shorts offers a wide range of formal approaches and topics, from mesmerizing site-specific performances to imaginative aesthetic interfaces, from queer sexuality to decolonization. Forward-looking and deeply political, each film brings an innovative and distinctive approach to documenting that which has yet to occur. For more information on the night’s program, visit: documentaryfuturism.ca
Andréanne Germain/ Canada / 2018 / 6′ / English
A teenager unwillingly deletes her best friend in this bittersweet coming of age story set in a world where augmented reality has gamified existence.
Bretten Hannam / Canada / 2018 / 7′ / L’nui’simk
A pair of Mi’kmaw helpers travel the land, removing toxic remnants of the past.
Brishkay Ahmed / Canada / 2018 / 10′ / Dari with English subtitles
Sometime in the future, the women of Afghanistan rule.
Marwen Tlili & Quentin Ducados Tayeb Hadji / Canada / 2018 / 18′ / French with English subtitles
Des solitudes ou comment les projets artistiques des uns créent un enfer pour d’autres, minoritaires.
Thirza Jean Cuthand / Canada / 2018 / 13′ / English
After white people have left Earth for Mars, Indigenous people talk about their work reclaiming the lands and restoring the health of the planet and their communities.
Tobias C. Van Veen / Canada / 2018 / 28′ / English
Blending documentary techniques with surrealist and silent filmmaking, LOST ALIEN captures the Afrofuturist cosplay of ZiggZaggerZ the Bastard as a photosensitive black alien stranded on a sunlit planet.
Still from Lost Alien (2018) by Tobias C. Van Veen