The Visual Culture Programming:
October Rumbles – I-View World is delighted to offer a virtual screening of remarkable short film by the highly-acclaimed Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul, winner of the Palme d’Or (Golden Palm) and Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. October Rumbles is a poignant response to this time of global crisis, and is accompanied by Apitchatpong’s writing; it focuses on three ideas: rain and regeneration, empathy and politics and Buddhism in a time of crisis. A series of 5 other short films (Monsoon, Luminous People, Nimit, Blue & A Letter to Uncle Boonmee) by Apichatpong will have a physical screening in Jan 2021 as an extension of the same program.
CAN ART STOP A BULLET?
William Kelly’s Big Picture - Throughout his life, internationally renowned artist and human rights activist William Kelly has suspected that art has a profound ability to break through the vicious rage, that narrows minds, to create calming insights. Through the voices of 26 of the world’s most socially engaged artists and thinkers, the documentary explores these questions in the search for an alternative path for humanity. Produced by winner of more than 44 awards, filmmaker Fiona Cochrane and directed by Mark Street, it is an award-winning peace film at New York Festivals and in the Houston International Film Festival.
WE ARE HERE - A series of artist film programmes, investigates how some of the UK’s most outstanding emerging and established contemporary artists disrupt old narratives and encourage new global discussions on topics such as climate change, national identity, marginality, intimacy, community and the future of the city. I View World will show a selection from amongst these films. The selection called
RADICAL INTIMACIES investigate the role of gender and sexual identities in a social, political, and cultural moment that has seen the momentous erosion of hard-won rights and the value of freely expressing difference. Presented in the programme are various intergenerational perspectives that affirm lives lived outside the norm and celebrate all that has been made possible by those before us.
Half A Life Tamara Shogaolu’s, short film part of the MOMA DocFortnight is a timely story of activism and hope.
The Threshold For Whiteness, is by an experimental short by Iranian artist, Babak Haghi, exploring masculinities in Iranian culture via visual poetry.
High Commission of Canada in India, Italian Embassy Cultural Centre, New Delhi, Embassy of The Kingdom of The Netherlands, KNMA, Embassy of Sweden, Emami Art, Embassy of Argentina, British Council and European Union, DLF CyberHub, PVR, Pearl Academy, Prince Claus Fund, NYCSAFF and ArtHub among others.