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An astonishing reflection on biodiversity and resilience, Wild Relatives charts the story of seed preservation in the face of war and climate change. When, in 2012, an international agricultural research centre was forced to relocate from Aleppo to Lebanon due to the Syrian civil war, it had to undergo the labourious process of planting its entire seed collection from the Svalbard back-ups. Capturing the intertwining of traditional and modern preservation techniques and transnational exchanges, Wild Relatives teases out tensions between the state and the individual, industrial and organic seed saving, climate change and biodiversity, witnessed through the seeds' unique journey.
A haunting, lyrical second feature that cements filmmaker and photographer Khalik Allah as one of the great non-fiction stylists of today, Black Mother is a kind of tone film-poem that captures the pluralism of Jamaica's overlapping worlds, traversing the sacred and profane, the imaginative and the historical
The breakthrough of New York director and photographer Khalik Allah, this startling hour-long portrait of summer nights on a Harlem street corner captures the emotional, physical and spiritual struggles of the neighborhood's night trawlers with strikingly composed portraiture and hypnotically juxtaposed street footage.
Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Our New President is a plunge into the fake news rabbit hole: an expose of the roots of the 2016 fake news cycle, exploring an alternate universe of misinformation through inventively edited clips that range from the absurd to the sinister. An eye-popping portrait of modern-day propaganda and its insidious global dissemination: the truth about fake news.
A film that captivates, charms and challenges ideas of the online self, National Narrative is comprised entirely of footage from French live-streaming app Periscope where users broadcast, comment and send messages in real time. Forging a playful poetry of the everyday, this is a fresh depiction of young, contemporary France, engaging with questions of representation, reality, national identity and intimacy.