ByDesign 2022 Show Me the Change: Short Film Program
In-person screening: Mar. 19 & 20 at 6pm
$13 General Admission
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Festival - ByDesign Festival 2022 [Hybrid]
How do physical objects and built-environments synchronously shape and reflect the emotional spaces in which we dwell? In this collection of shorts, color-coded memories, embodied explorations, and culturally-conscious rearrangements honor the stories of those seeking expression, protection, and connection.
The change is for good, you say. Show me. Show me the change. Moving Barcelona
In This Program:
US premiere! Meditative and evocative, this experimental short film organizes objects and locations by their exact colour. Writers Charles Demers, Chelene Knight and Shazia Hafiz Ramji take us on a dreamy journey through ROYGBIV, sorting memories into the spectrum.
(Anthem Jackson (Graham Kew & Daniel Code), Canada, 2020, 13 min, in English)
13 Square Meters
US premiere! Co-presented with Goethe Pop Up Seattle. Facing a growing immigration crisis, Berlin developed Tempohomes, a new design of refugee camp with an allowance of 13 square meters of space per two people. These new constructions overlooked important and distinct cultural norms among those they would house, but became reference points in a valuable conversation: Is it possible to design mass housing and emergency shelters that consider the concepts of caring and home, allowing room for cultural expression? Watch the trailer >
(Kamil Bembnista & Ayham Dalal, Germany, 2021, 15 min, in Arabic, English & German with English subtitles)
One of a series of films that uses experimental dance to honor cities around the world, Moving Barcelona jostles together scenes that express the citys relationships to progress and beauty as well as its healing scars, all of which synthesize into essential elements of its identity.
(Jevan Chowdhury, United Kingdom, 2021, 6 min, in Catalan with English subtitles)
Abolishing Prisons One Garden at a Time
Artist jackie sumells project The Solitary Gardens develops plots of land the size of solitary confinement cells into garden beds, assigning the beds horticultural supervision to a prisoner known as a Solitary Gardener. Cultivation and nurture gradually cause the garden plot to outgrow its bounds, creating a profound symbolic inversion that speaks to the potential power of prison abolition and transformative justice.
(US, 8 min, in English)
One Last Ride
Against shifting backdrops of crumbling architecture, concrete structures, and freeway systems, dancers of Seattles Whim WHim company pay homage to the Alaskan Way Viaduct, which was demolished in 2019, its 65th year.
(Anastasia Babenko, US, 2021, 8 min, nonverbal)
We Do It for Awá
The Guajajara tribe, indigenous people of what is now Maranhão in Northern Brazil, are beset by industrialization and the march of progress. The governments compensatory plan to build them earthen houses is an important gesture, but cannot repay the increasing challenges the tribe faces in stewarding their land and protecting remaining uncontacted tribes from their same fate.
(Natalia Kobylinska, Brazil, 2021, 18 min)
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