#Junction Ahmedabad Conflictorium

I. HOPEPUNK This ‘ethno-fic­tion’ selec­tion is dystopic and yet full of hope and humor. The per­fect ped­a­gog­i­cal dose for coping with colo­nial­ism, cap­i­tal­ism and cli­mate change on an indi­vid­ual and com­mu­ni­ty level.  1. RECLAMATION - TJ Cuthand 2. GARDEN OF THE FORKING PATHS - (excerpt) 3. CALL ME BACK - Johannes Sjöberg 4. WHEN SLEEP ENFOLDED HER - Gré­goire Ver­beke, Amina Abouelghar Curat­ed by Rajat Nayyar & Rana El Kadi (EFC)


Johannes Sjöberg
Great Britain 2020 | 28 Min. | engl. subtitled

Sun, 14-May-23 12:30 PM
Q&A with:
Johannes Sjöberg via Zoom, Rajat Nayyar (EFC), Rana El Kadi (EFC)
This ethno-sci­ence fic­tion film fol­lows James Hudson-Wright in dia­logue with him­self in a phone booth out­side his house. James is filmed during 2014-2018 dis­cussing his life and the impact of … read more


Dara Culhane, Simone Rapisarda Casanova
Canada 2021 | 30 Min. | engl. subtitled

Sun, 14-May-23 12:30 PM
Q&A with:
Rajat Nayyar (EFC), Rana El Kadi (EFC)
Just before con­di­tions on Planet Earth became unsuit­able for human life, a small group of chil­dren received a mes­sage from a far­away galaxy: an ancient civilization’s plea for notes describ­ing … read more


TJ Cuthand
Canada 2018 | 13 Min. | engl. subtitled

Sun, 14-May-23 12:30 PM
Q&A with:
Rajat Nayyar (EFC), Rana El Kadi (EFC), TJ Cuthand via Zoom

RECLAMATION is a doc­u­men­tary-style imag­in­ing of a post-dystopic future in Canada after mas­sive cli­mate change, wars, pol­lu­tion, and the after­ef­fects of the large-scale colo­nial project which has now destroyed the land. When Indige­nous people are left behind after a mas­sive exodus by pri­mar­i­ly priv­i­leged white set­tlers who have moved to Mars, the orig­i­nal inhab­i­tants of this land cope by trying to restore and reha­bil­i­tate the beau­ti­ful planet they belong to.

This film will be screened simul­ta­ne­ous­ly at Con­flic­to­ri­um as part of our #Junction_Ahmedabad, fol­lowed by a shared discussion.

TJ Cut­hand grew up in Saska­toon Saskatchewan. He makes films about sex­u­al­i­ty, mad­ness, Queer iden­ti­ty and love, gender, and Indi­gene­ity, which have screened in fes­ti­vals inter­na­tion­al­ly. His work has exhib­it­ed at gal­leries includ­ing the MOMA in NYC, The Nation­al Gallery in Ottawa, and The Walker Art Center in Min­neapo­lis. He com­plet­ed his BFA major­ing in Film and Video at Emily Carr Uni­ver­si­ty of Art and Design in 2005, and his Mas­ters of Arts in Media Pro­duc­tion at Toron­to Met­ro­pol­i­tan Uni­ver­si­ty in 2015. He has per­formed at Live At The End Of The Cen­tu­ry in Van­cou­ver, Queer City Cinema’s Per­for­ma­to­ri­um in Regina, and 7a*11d in Toron­to. He is a Whit­ney Bien­ni­al 2019 artist. He is of Plains Cree and Scots descent, a member of Little Pine First Nation, and cur­rent­ly resides in Toron­to, Canada. He also coined the word Indigiqueer. 


Amina Abouelghar, Grégoire Verbeke
Belgium, Egypt 2022 | 10 Min. | engl. subtitled

Sun, 14-May-23 12:30 PM
Filmgespräch mit:
Rajat Nayyar (EFC), Rana El Kadi (EFC)
Under a full moon in an arid moun­tain land­scape a young woman wan­ders and reach­es a dried-out riverbed. She waters a plant and is at one with her silence. When … read more