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Against Forgetting Festival 2018

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Senesi Contemporanea

25 Dover Street

London

W1S 4LX

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Against Forgetting is a film festival that interrogates our current epoch and attempts to (re-)locate society’s ‘amnesia’, whether in the political, social or cultural. Held over two weeks, the festival will include arthouse films and a selection of artists’ films by emerging artists. Running parallel to the festival is a group exhibition of works by emerging and student artists, hosted by Senesi Contemporanea, which will form the precursor to the conversations we hope to encourage before, during and after the festival.

There are different kinds of forgetting. Different temperatures to the act of forgetting. But there is no deliberation in it: some happens on a daily basis; others, dissolves with time. There is a forgetting as unconscious as what we have eaten the day before and one that occurs socially with the culture of our time. In a society where we protest against the atrocities of what we can or hold the privilege to claim as ‘rights’, how do we come to gather a sense of the past? Through this festival, we gather ideas, beliefs and sentiments that we believe ought to be protected, resurfaced and perhaps, better remembered. Maybe we’ve done enough forgetting — let’s renew some conversations.

Presented to you by The Curation Society, University of the Arts London.

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Wed 24 Jan, 6pm

Senesi Contemporanea

25 Dover Street, W1S 4LX


Full Festival line-up

*Weekday screenings are at The Horse Hospital, Colonnade WC1N 1JD

Saturday screenings are at Soho Screening Room 3, 14 D'arblay Street W1F 8DY

Thu 25 Jan, 7.30pm: Concerning Violence

Fri 26 Jan, 7.30pm: In Pursuit of Silence

Sat 27 Jan

6pm: Ten Minutes Older: The Cello

8pm: To Live

Thu 1 Feb, 7.30pm: The Act of Killing

Fri 2 Feb, 7.30pm: Hong Kong Trilogy: Preschooled, Preoccupied, Preposterous

Sat 3 Feb

6pm: I Am Not Your Negro

8pm: Far from Vietnam

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