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Depth of Field: Graduate Film Productions - Panel Discussion - "Checking Your Bag"

Mar 27, 2014, 4:30pm-6:30pm

Five recent graduates of York's MFA program in film screen excerpts from their thesis films/installations. These productions navigate the ethical and cultural landscapes of worlds not wholly their own, discussing the lures, limits and poetics of making stories about places and lives that are elsewhere. Moderated by Professors Barbara Evans and Brenda Longfellow.

MOVING STILL_still moving
Jorge Lozano (docu-installation, 2012)
A seven-screen work created in collaboration with marginalized Colombian youth, exploring stories of spirituality, agency and liberation from the obvious.


KRIVINA
Igor Drljaca (fiction, 2012)
An immigrant from former Yugoslavia embarks on a trip to Bosnia find an old friend, who may or may not be a war criminal.


YING
Yi Cui (experimental, 2012)
A film poem of long takes that weaves together three seemingly unrelated passages: a play, a theatre and a resurgent forest.


CAKE AND DUMPLINGS
Aram Collier (documentary, 2011)
Two grandmothers and their families observed through created fictions, recreated facts and lived events to explore themes of independence, aging, legacy and food.


HOW I FILMED THE WAR
Yuval Sagiv (experimental documentary, 2011)
This deconstruction of a 1916 British war documentary unravels its secrets and manipulations while exposing the slippery subjectivity of history.

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Screening: FLICKERS OF GRIEF
7:30 to 9:30pm
Our cameras bear witness to families facing tribulations – yet such "home movies" can also be vehicles of agency and grace. This program of shorts explores how technologies of cinema and memory shape the ties that bind. Program details

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Admission to both the panel and screening are free.

Map & directions


Location:TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. West (at John St.), Toronto
Sponsor:Graduate Program in Film
Web Sitehttp://film.finearts.yorku.ca/news-events/events
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