Collective Memory – 2024

Thursday, April 11, 10:00 AM

Director: Anne Ciecko, Experimental, USA, 4 min
Petrykivka reconjures stories of heroism, everyday artifacts and spaces decorated with floral folk imagery, remediated viral video, and footage of acts of resistance and survival.

When We Encounter the World
Directors: Leonardo Pirondi, Zazie Ray-Trapido, Experimental, USA, 11 min
In 1934 an experiment by an amateur-scientist couple began. Named after a genus of moths, the Automeris Project placed a group of young children in an enclosed forest, leaving them to fend for themselves.

Growing Up Absurd
Directors: Ben Balcom, Julie Niemi, Experimental, USA, 15 min
College F, known colloquially as Tolstoy College, was an anarchist educational community which operated within the University at Buffalo between 1969 and 1985. At once a sweeping portrayal of the college’s meeting places and the state of the campus today, Growing Up Absurd layers memories and traces of history to convey the lived experiences of its participants.

Pitch Black
Director: Guillym Davenport, Documentary, Australia, 17 min
Pitch Black immerses us in the claustrophobic worlds of three young men embedded in the online ‘manosphere’ as they struggle to reckon with their actions.

Director: Tulapop Saenjaroen, Experimental, Thailand, 40 min
Shot with dated tech Digital8, tells a story about Earth, who returns to his hometown, Rayong, where his sister, Ink, runs a fruit processing factory. During one casual meeting, Earth finds out that his definition of the term “future” is drastically different from his sister.