STORYFORMS

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STORYFORMS:
Immersive Documentaries from the 2019 Camden International Film Festival

September 27 – November 16 in the Clifford Gallery at Waterfall Arts
Opening Reception: Friday, September 27 from 5:00 to 8:00PM

 

Since its founding in 2005, the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) has risen to prominence as one of the world’s most respected documentary festivals. Taking place each fall along the beautiful coast of Maine, CIFF champions innovative work that explores the boundaries of nonfiction storytelling through a carefully curated collection of films from around the world. STORYFORMS is CIFF’s showcase of interactive and immersive media, highlighting the work of innovative artists, filmmakers and journalists who are using new technologies and platforms to transform the ways nonfiction stories can be created and shared in the digital age.

Following the 2019 Camden International Film Festival in September, selections from the STORYFORMS exhibition will make their way to Belfast for a first ever extended run here at Waterfall Arts.

PROJECTIONS

AMERICA
Garrett Bradley
Rooted in New Orleans, AMERICA is a modern day silent film, challenging the idea of Black cinema as a “wave,” or “movement in time,” proposing instead a continuous thread of achievement.
29 MINS

A WORD AWAY
Mollie Moore
Cosmo, originally from South Sudan seeks help from a childhood friend ‘Moon’, a poet. Having lived over a decade in Maine, USA, after having to flee his home country, he attempts to tell his story for the first time through the medium of poetry, after 18 years of selective mutism.
19 MINS

360-DEGREE FILMS

Wow, 360-degree immersive films are awesome! Studio assistants set you up with a virtual reality headset and you get to immerse yourself in the innovative films featured in STORYFORMS!

For the best experience, we STRONGLY recommend that you request a viewing using the form at the bottom of this page or by emailing/calling (207-338-2222) and letting us know the date you’d like to come, time window, and how many people will be with you.

Thanks for your understanding. Our gallery is staffed mostly by volunteers. Thank you, volunteers! Thank you, visitors!

ACCUSED #2: WALTER SISULU
Nicolas Champeaux & Gilles Porte
256 hours of sound archives recorded during the Rivonia trial (9 months), recently unearthed, bring back to life the political battle waged by Mandela and his 7 co-defendants, and among them Mandela’s mentor Walter Sisulu.
14 MINS

ANTHROPOCENE: CARRARA
Nicholas de Pencier, Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky
Follow blocks of prized Carrara marble as they are hewn from pristine peaks in Tuscany and travel down the mountainside to artisans’ studios and out into the global export economy.
8 MINS

ANTHROPOCENE: DANDORA
Nicholas de Pencier, Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky
The hills and canyons of a massive Kenyan landfill represent an emerging microeconomy where the discarded plastic is both a commodity and a future geological marker of humanity’s time on Earth.
6 MINS

ANTHROPOCENE: IVORY BURN
Nicholas de Pencier, Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky
Witness the largest ivory burn in history, when over a hundred tons of confiscated elephant tusks and rhino horns were torched in Nairobi National Park to send a deeply symbolic and visceral message to poachers and illegal trade syndicates.
6 MINS

THE ATOMIC TREE
Adam Loften, Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee
The Atomic Tree is a virtual reality journey into the memories of one of the most revered trees in the world—a 400-year-old Japanese White Pine bonsai that survived the atomic blast in Hiroshima.
10 MINS

DREAMS OF THE JAGUAR’S DAUGHTER
Alfredo Salazar-Caro
Dreams Of The Jaguar’s Daughter is a surreal VR documentary where Achik’, the spirit of a young Maya immigrant, guides the viewer through her dreams and memories of an arduous journey north.
8 MINS

FLOODPLAIN
Deniz Tortum
A mysterious tree watches over a forest while humans traverse its paths, planning construction zones and searching for a lost person. As civilization slowly unravels, quiet new dynamics emerge.
13 MINS

LE LAC
Nyasha Kadandara
The oasis of the Sahel, Lake Chad, is not who she used to be. Ninety percent of her water is gone, leaving her feeling depleted, wary, scared and insecure.
10 MINS

TRAVELING WHILE BLACK
Roger Ross Williams, Co-Director : Ayesha Nadarajah
Confronting the way we understand and talk about race in America, this virtual reality documentary immerses the viewer in the long history of restriction of movement for black Americans and the creation of safe spaces in our communities.
18 MINS

INTERACTIVE 360-DEGREE FILMS

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORE VR
National Geographic
Travel to Antarctica with National Geographic and set off on a thrilling expedition of discovery. Navigate around icebergs in a kayak, or climb a massive ice shelf as you search for a lost emperor penguin colony.
18 MINS


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