the future in today


Shaunak Sen
India 2022 | 91 Min. | engl. subtitled

Sat, 13-May-23 07:30 PM

Thu, 18-May-23 10:00 PM
Q&A via zoom with:
Ben Bernhard, Shaunak Sen
Some days, the black kites lit­er­al­ly drop from the sky—the air pol­lu­tion in Delhi, India, can be so intense that flocks of the birds fall to earth. If they’re lucky, … read more


Alexander Abaturov
France, Switzerland 2022 | 88 Min. | engl. subtitled

Thu, 18-May-23 04:00 PM
Q&A via Zoom with:
Alexander Abaturov
The vil­lage of Shol­o­gon is locat­ed in the taiga in north­east­ern Siberia. An extreme heat wave ignit­ed fierce forest fires in the remote region two years ago. At first, res­i­dents … read more


Suzanne Schaaf
Netherlands 2023 | 28 Min. | engl. subtitled

Fri, 19-May-23 02:00 PM
Q&A with:
Suzanne Schaaf

This short film explores the entan­gle­ments of smoke and pixels, trees and humans, loss and recov­ery. When the film­mak­er dives into a burnt forest in Oregon, U.S.A., memory and place begin to unrav­el. Her voice shares per­son­al reflec­tions on loss while glimpses of bare soil, rock for­ma­tions and moun­tains form new hori­zons. A mon­tage of found footage, Google Maps explo­rations, and mate­r­i­al record­ed during field­work form a new nar­ra­tive. The film plays with ideas of fic­tion and real­i­ty and ques­tions our rela­tion­ship with the on- and offline envi­ron­ments we inhabit.

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

Suzanne Schaaf holds a bach­e­lor in the­atre direct­ing and teach­ing (Ams­ter­dam Uni­ver­si­ty of the Arts), and a master’s degree in visual anthro­pol­o­gy (UvA). She has an inter­est in artis­tic research and site spe­cif­ic the­atre. Her work is often con­nect­ed to place­mak­ing, memory, land­scape and tran­si­tion. She prefers to work inter­dis­ci­pli­nary when doing research, where the out­come isn’t fixed on one form or prod­uct but rather depends on the research process. She grew up in the Nether­lands, but has devel­oped a strong con­nec­tion with the United States where most of her family comes from.


Laura Sisteró
France, Spain 2022 | 70 Min. | engl. subtitled

Wed, 17-May-23 10:00 PM
Q&A via zoom with:
Laura Sisteró
Toly­at­ti is the Russ­ian Detroit. Toly­at­ti used to be con­sid­ered the center of the Soviet auto­mo­tive indus­try, with full employ­ment for all and modest pros­per­i­ty. But today, the almost-metrop­o­lis lags … read more

(Nous, Étudiants!)

Rafiki Fariala
Central African Republic, Congo, France, Saudi Arabia 2022 | 82 Min. | engl. subtitled

Fri, 12-May-23 07:30 PM

Sat, 20-May-23 10:30 AM
Q&A with*:
Rafiki Fariala
Nestor, Aaron and Ben­jamin are Rafiki’s clos­est friends. They are all study­ing eco­nom­ics at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Bangui. But Rafiki wants to make films and starts doc­u­ment­ing their lives with … read more