Films without dialogue

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    Several films without dialogue are screening at the festival. Along with our films that have closed captions, the following films are accessible for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing.

    Films without dialogue

    Bullet

    • Maya Watanabe
    • 2021

      Video artist Maya Watanabe explores deep ravines, jagged-edged craters and bony reefs: the ominous “landscape” in the skull of one of the many unidentified victims of the 1980–2000 Peruvian Civil War.

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      The History of the Civil War

      • Dziga Vertov
      • 1921

        The world premiere of the reconstructed version of Dziga Vertov’s long-lost chronicle of the 1918-1921 Russian Civil War. This pioneer of Soviet cinema filmed a chaotic nation characterized by unstable alliances and brutal violence.

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        Homo Sapiens

        • Nikolaus Geyrhalter
        • 2016

          There’s not a soul to be seen in this intriguing sequence of abandoned locations. Through long, static shots the film confronts us with the vulnerable and ephemeral nature of our existence.

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          Museum of Austerity

          • Sacha Wares, John Pring
          • 2021

            Combining verbal testimony, original music, and volumetric capture, this mixed reality exhibition documents events from a decade of austerity measures in the UK, inviting audiences to explore what happens when state safety nets fail.

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            Nature

            • Artavazd Pelechian
            • 2020

              Artavazd Pelechian delivers an urgent work rooted in his own unique film idiom, using found footage sequences of volcanic eruptions, floods, and windstorms to shake us from the illusion that humanity can control nature.

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              Nuisance Bear

              • Jack Weisman, Gabriela Osio Vanden
              • 2021

                Churchill, Manitoba is a famous destination for photographing polar bears. But how do they experience the attention? Beautifully composed shots assume a bear’s perspective as it navigates a suspenseful obstacle course of human activity. 

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                A River Runs, Turns, Erases, Replaces

                • Shengze Zhu
                • 2021

                  Along the banks of the Yangtze River lies Wuhan, a city that’s in constant motion. But in the calmer depths beneath the bustling surface, memories of halted lives linger.

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