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The Culture

Online culture is now all-consuming, and constantly changing through fast-moving technology, both welcome yet terrifying in terms of what comes next.

The films here illustrate those cultures brilliantly, whether on a personal level of daily life or the bigger political picture.

Philip Ilson

Total running time 100 min

This programme contains sequences of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

Films in this programme
  • Image from Pile, Dir Toberg

    Pile

  • Image from Algo-Rhythm, Dir Manu Luksch

    Algo-Rhythm

  • Image from The Sasha, Dir Maria Molina Peiró

    The Sasha

  • Image from #21XOxO, Dir Sine Özbilge, Imge Özbilge

    #21xoxo

  • Image from Pompeii, Dir Harry Lighton, Marco Alessi, Matthew Jacobs Morgan

    Pompeii

  • Image from Tertiary Sound, Dir Solomia Dzhurovska, Luca Struijk

    Tertiary Sound

  • Image from Swatted, Dir Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis

    Swatted

  • Image from Zombies, Dir Baloji

    Zombies

Film 1

Pile

A vertical habitat that takes us from daily survival to the unhinged dystopia of late capitalism.

Dir Toberg. UK 2019. 3min

Festival guests

This member of the filmmaking team is expected to attend the festival:

  • Toby Auberg, director.

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Film 2

Algo-Rhythm

A hip hop musical, shot in Dakar, using Senegalese musicians and artists, which deconstructs comprehensive threats to human rights posed by the rise of the algorithmic management of daily life via social media and online platforms.

Dir Manu Luksch. Austria-UK-Senegal 2019. 14min

Festival guests

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

  • Mukul Patel, screenwriter; Makhtar Fall, cast.

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Film 3

The Sasha

In 1972, the astronaut Charles Duke landed on the Moon with Apollo XVI and was in charge of taking photos of the lunar surface. An exploration of space to cyberspace, from analogue to a virtual Moon in Google Earth today.

Dir Maria Molina Peiró. Netherlands 2019. 20min

Festival guests

This member of the filmmaking team is expected to attend the festival:

  • Maria Molina Peiró, director.

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Filmmaker’s attendance made possible thanks to the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Film 4

#21xoxo

A girl’s online search for love in times of social media, speed dating, cyberlove, hipster culture and post-net attitudes. Contains flashing images.

Dir Sine Özbilge, Imge Özbilge. Belgium 2019. 9min

Festival guests

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

  • Sine Ozbilge, director; Steven Boen, cast.

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Film 5

Pompeii

Tam gets on the first tube home, plugs himself into his phone and begins reliving his night out via social media stories.

Dir Harry Lighton, Marco Alessi, Matthew Jacobs Morgan. UK 2019. 9min

Festival guests

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

  • Harry Lighton, director; Marco Alessi, director; Matthew Morgan, director.

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Film 6

Tertiary Sound

ASMR: A feeling that disappears because it’s too subtle to notice, leaving a trace of a soft tingling sensation behind.

Dir Solomia Dzhurovska, Luca Struijk. UK 2019. 9min

Festival guests

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

  • Luca Struijk, director; Solomia Dzhurovska, director.

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Film 7

Swatted

Online game trolls make a sport of getting other players ‘swatted’ live during the game, by finding out names and addresses, and then making bogus 911 calls. The film uses these calls by offenders, YouTube videos of games and raids, and first-hand accounts.

Dir Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis. France 2018. 21min

Film 8

Zombies

Tribal motifs and digital culture collide exploring the stupefying effects of mobile technology.

Dir Baloji. Belgium-Democratic Republic of the Congo 2019. 15min

Festival guests

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

  • Baloji, director; Emily Rudge, producer; Lorine Plagnol, producer; Oskar Pimlott, producer.

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Filmmakers’ attendance made possible thanks to Wallonie Bruxelles Images.


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