Notes on #roads, #trips,
and other #possible #slips and #falls.
A #filmseminar by #HemanChong
When something or someone is trying to get from Point A to Point B, we have the possible beginnings of a #roadmovie. I have been watching and re-watching a #selection of about 150 #films that I have collected since #2003. They have always inspired me; satisfying and igniting my #wanderlust at the same time.
I have always wanted to make a film seminar in #Singapore for #artists, #filmmakers and #writers who are interested to #think about, around and inside all sorts of different #journeys. So, here we are. We’ll sit and watch 9 different films, in their entirety, over 3 days and form an informal discussion around what we are seeing.
The films will only be revealed at the time of the screening. Something that we need to agree upon is whatever we talk about in those 3 days, while we’re watching those films; the material we generated will be collectively available to each of us in the film seminar as raw material to develop a story involving a road trip, shared amongst the participants of this film seminar.
We are looking at a small group of individuals to join us on this journey. Please be willing to commit 3 full days between 10 am to 6 pm each day between 20-22 October #2017 to be present at 72-13. There is no charge to attend this seminar. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with this attached form fully filled out. Type ‘Because, The Night (Film seminar)’ in the Subject. We’ll let you know if you’re in or you’re out as soon as we can.
This film seminar compliments the secondhand bookshop ‘#BecauseTheNight’ that will occur in for 6 nights #November. The themes within the film seminar will overlap with the bookshop, touching on #inequality, #racism, homophobia, #overpopulation, #forced migration, #exploitation of #labor, overconsumption, #climatechange and many other #issues affecting modern society.
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