#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 cli­mate change with his present per­sona and imag­ined future selves from the years 2036 and 2056. These scenes were inter­cut with his grad­u­al­ly chang­ing envi­ron­ment includ­ing the flood­ing of his home on Boxing Day 2015. The film explores the impor­tance of imag­i­na­tion to shape strate­gies for the future. 

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

Johannes Sjöberg is a lec­tur­er in Screen Stud­ies in Drama at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Man­ches­ter since 2008. He spe­cial­izes in screen prac­tice as research, and his inter­ests revolve around the bound­aries between artis­tic and aca­d­e­m­ic approach­es to research and rep­re­sen­ta­tion. He uses par­tic­i­pa­to­ry and impro­vi­sa­tion­al art forms to medi­ate com­plex cul­tur­al under­stand­ing to the pop­u­lar audi­ence within a reflex­ive con­text. He has stud­ied Visual Anthro­pol­o­gy and gained his PhD in Drama in 2009 for his prac­tice-based research on the eth­nofic­tions of Jean Rouch. 


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 … 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