Friday, 4 January 2013

Welcome to the 2013 edition of Open City Docs Fest. We're kicking the new year off with a special event at the ICA on Tuesday 8th January to get things rolling ahead of our main festival in June.  

Artists documentary: Elegies for Ideologies is screening as part of the London Short Film Festival.  This screening forms a part of our Open City Docs Specials we will run throughout the year in different venues around London, and with our festival partners.

The films explore nationhood and power by turns, through science fiction in Remnants of the Future by Uriel Orlow / Armenia/UK / 2010 / 21’ , the relationship of Europe and the Middle East through a fictitious and lavish feast, in Trespass the Salt by Larissa Sansour and Youmna Chlala / 2011/  Lebanon, Palestine, UK / 11. 

And what happens when the children leftwing activists in the UK grow up in Rachel Garfield's The Struggle/ UK / 2012 / 20’. 
A elegiac counterpoint to the interviews of ex-GDR teachers in marxism today (prologue) by Phil Collins / Germany / 2010 / 25’

 Larissa Sansour, Uriel Orlow and Rachel Garfield will be in conversation to discuss their works with Open City Doc's Treasa O'Brien at the event and tickets can be purchased here.

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