Our Ark

  • Deniz Tortum, Kathryn Hamilton
  • Netherlands, United States
  • 2021
  • 13 min
  • International Premiere
  • IDFA Competition for Short Documentary, Focus: The Future Tense
We are backing up the planet, creating 3D models of animals, rainforests, cities and people. We are archiving as if ecological collapse could be staved off through some digital Noah’s Ark of beasts and objects. Our Ark is an essay film on our efforts to create a virtual replica of the real world.


Deniz Tortum, Kathryn Hamilton
Firat Sezgin for Institute of Time


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Firat Sezgin for Institute of Time
Festival Handling
Ecegul Bayram for Institute of Time

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DCP, color
Spoken languages

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IDFA history

International Premiere
IDFA Competition for Short Documentary
Focus: The Future Tense
DocLab Demo Presentations

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