Ways of Seeing
The films in this programme find original and distinct means to explore and represent the raw, visceral and cerebral experience of orienting oneself as an individual amid complex personal landscapes. Observe as female bodybuilders and militant factions upset notions of conventional gender identity, and be cut adrift upon dreamlike journeys that cause seismic shifts in political and personal scope. 
Christmas with Chávez
Jim Finn/USA, Venezuela/2012/2 min
Cinema as politics, or vice versa? Finn pithily and humorously articulates the role that political leader’s tacit rhetoric plays in the shaping of societal consciousness.
Feu de Bengale
Olivier Godin/Canada/2014/11 min
A glimpse into the process of reinvention of the language and physical modes of warfare by a radical female militant faction engaged in the formulation of a strategy in defence of the island they occupy.
Mauricio Guillén/Mexico, Germany/2012/20 min
A taxi journey winding through Mexico City’s Avenida Progreso district serves as a subtle, yet distinct, transformative experience for the traveller.
We Are the Mutants (Wir sind die Mutanten)
Konrad Wakolbinger/Austria/2013/15 min
A politically-enraged unraveling of the Austrian postal system’s controversial streamlining of their workforce, exposing the dehumanising measures exacted upon employees.
Charles Grenier/Canada/2013/12 min
A lone cyclist blazes a furious path across the Magdalen Islands. Through his complete commitment to this physical endeavour, he seeks to excise his inner turmoil.
Grazia Tricarico/Italy/2014/12 min
Female bodybuilder Mona Blonde’s striking appearance presents a provocative affront to conventional notions of feminine beauty. A visceral immersion into her transgressive physical and mental landscape.
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