#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 life on Planet Earth. This film is made from all that is left of those notes. 

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

Simone Rapis­ar­da Casano­va born and raised in rural Sicily, used to be a com­put­er sci­en­tist before becom­ing a film­mak­er. His first fea­ture THE STRAWBERRY TREE won acco­lades being picked by Film Com­ment as one of the 50 Best Undis­trib­uted Films of 2012. His second fea­ture THE CREATION OF MEANING won him the Best Emerg­ing Direc­tor Award at Locarno in 2014 a.o. notable awards. He cur­rent­ly teach­es film at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Con­tem­po­rary Arts in Van­cou­ver, Canada. 

Dara Cul­hane is one of the found­ing mem­bers of the famed Centre for Imag­i­na­tive Ethnog­ra­phy and teach­es Anthro­pol­o­gy at Simon Fraser Uni­ver­si­ty. Her work is inspired by prac­tices of sen­su­ous, cre­ative, and imag­i­na­tive ethnog­ra­phy. As an asso­ciate teacher of Fitz­mau­rice Voice­work. a fas­ci­na­tion with voice and oral/aural per­for­mance infus­es her research and ped­a­gogy. 

Regie, Buch: Simone Rapis­ar­da Casano­va, Dara Culhane
Pro­duk­tion: Ibidem Films


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 … read more


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