blue fish Japanese Environmental
Documentary Film Festival
November- December 2017
The earth is breathing; so are humans. This fall, between October 1 and November 19, the Nightingale Cinema presents Japanese environmental documentaries to reflect upon humans’ relationship with nature. The films introduce the lives of people such as fishermen and farmers of Iwai-shima island who have been protesting against and stopping the construction of a nuclear power plant since 1982, as well as organic farmers in Fukushima who have been going through the aftermath of the 2012 nuclear power plant accident. This festival will expand the knowledge of Chicago’s urban audiences about global environmental issues and synchronize contemporary concerns about the planet through the lens of the not-so-Far East.
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Recent Moving Image Work from Chicago
GIANTS ARE SLEEPING by Amanda Gutierrez
The Nightingale, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Thursday, July 27, 7:30 pm, $7-10
Chicagoland Shorts celebrates the new wave of independent cinema in Chicago. Vol. 3 champions work by underrepresented filmmakers and combines experimental genres into one seamless anthology.
ZWISCHEN (“between” in German) exists on the thin line between opposing forces. Dirt moves over light to a hand-drawn soundtrack of noise and space. 3min, 2006.
Through the voices and tools of his great grandfather, an early avant-garde filmmaker, a man explores the world as if we are living inside a movie set. 5min, 2016.
YO NO SOY ESA
Diana Delgado Pineda
On an ordinary winter afternoon, a mother does laundry and her daughter puts her clothes away. What could happen when Mom isn’t looking? 6min, 2014.
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