MFA|EDA Salon: Surveillance and Poetry

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 6:00pm
Still from Belovy (1993)

Surveillance and Poetry: an evening of documentary films.
Curated by Tamar Rachkovsky and David D’Agostino for MFA|EDA Salon

Where is the line between ethnography and art or surveillance and poetry? We invite you to join us in watching two beautiful films which uniquely bring these paradoxes to the table.

1. The March, Abraham Ravett, 1999, 25 min, USA.
Over a period of thirteen years the director Mr. Ravett repeatedly asks his mother, a Holocaust survivor, the same question: "Mom, what do you remember about the March?" The complexity of her responses and the intimate relationship between mother and son is at the core of this twenty five minute beautiful film.

2. Belovy (The Belovs), Victor Kossakovsky, 1993, 60 min, Russia.
Belovy tells the story of Anna Belova, a two-time widow who lives with her brother Mikhail. Anna is a rational hard worker, and Mikhail is an idealist and a drunken philosopher. Borrowing qualities from these two personalities, Kosakovsky sketches a poetic, tragic and loving portrait of the Soviet soul.

Sponsored by the Master of Fine Arts in Experimental & Documentary Arts (MFA|EDA), and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI).

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Screen/Society screenings are free and open to the public.

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