£5.98 – £22.15

DOUBLE BILL: ARAF & SALARIUM

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Heart of Hawick Auditorium

Kirkstile

Hawick

TD9 0AE

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Event description

Description

A double bill of beautifully observed and politically charged films that place us within the volatile geopolitical contexts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel and Palestine. These films offer subtle explorations of the way economic and military forces shape our experience of place, the devastating consequences of human violence, and forms of resilience.

Araf juxtaposes the figure of Icarus with the unimaginable violence of the Srebrenica genocide, issuing a timely reminder of the dangers of current political instabilities. Araf is essayistic and haunting, featuring a ghostly character, Nayia, who travels between Srebrenica, Sarajevo, and Mostar in Bosnia. Her diary notes merge with the myth of Daedalus and Icarus, symbolic of man’s over-ambition and inevitable failure, as a means of exorcism and, perhaps, reconciliation.

Salarium invites us to contemplate the thousands of sinkholes that today perforate the shores of the Dead Sea in Israel and Palestine. In a film of quietly devastating poignancy, the entanglement of economic, military, and geological forces manifested in the figure of the sinkhole is slowly revealed. That both ‘salary’ and ‘soldier’ are derived from the word ‘salt’ is no coincidence.

* Didem Pekün and Sasha Litvintseva will be present for a Q&A.

PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR THE FULL 2018 PROGRAMME:

http://www.alchemyfilmfestival.org.uk

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Heart of Hawick Auditorium

Kirkstile

Hawick

TD9 0AE

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Save This Event

Event Saved