Memorials of Meaning
Films that dissect the hypocrisies of received communications and encoded corruption responsible for suppressing the human imagination and killing the body are contrasted with films that celebrate ancient wisdom and creative energy persisting through time, despite attempts at eradication.
Total running time 114min
This programme contains a film with flashing images.
These short films will available to view for free on BFI Player between 6 to 17 October, and the following shorts will be available on BFI Player with an audio-description soundtrack for customers who are blind or partially-sighted, and will have closed captions for customers who are D/deaf or hard of hearing: International Dawn Chorus Day.
Colectivo Los Ingrávidos
- Mexico 2021. 16min
A shamanic composition that manifests in the world as the flowing cosmic blood in which all beings are immersed.
This film contains flashing images.
International Dawn Chorus Day
Shant Joshi, John Greyson
- Canada 2021. 15min
Birds of the world sing together on a video call to mourn the deaths of Egyptian satirist Shady Habash and queer activist Sarah Hegazi.
Didem Pekün, Cigdem Mater, Marie Thalia Carras
Barış Uygur, Deniz Arslan
- Germany-Turkey-Greece-UK 2021. 29min
The genocide at Srebrenica unfolds under the guardianship of the UN, as the world’s leading diplomats and military experts are unwilling to intervene.
- Portugal-Guinea Bissau-Germany 2020. 27min
A dreamlike territory of imagery sensations in music, painting, poetry, and dance – inspired by the people of the Bijagó archipelago in Guinea-Bissau – speak of revolution.
- UK-France-Austria 2021. 27min
Based on examples of cultural production in times of ideological crisis and employing allegory and architecture, here is a competition for a gift that could heal a divided nation.
Programmed by Helen de Witt