This series presents films and videos that depict and embody systems of power and ruptures where these systems become visible. The nature of observing and being observed; life within a surveillance state; individual testimony and collective memory; and the role of the artifact as evidence within suppressed histories are ideas and themes that will be explored throughout the six programs.
Programmed by David Dinnell and Ted Kennedy.
Opening Night: Monday, October 6, 19h
Rebecca Baron & Doug Goodwin in person
Monday, October 20, 19h
Pictures from a revolution
Susan Meiselas in person
Monday, November 3, 19h
Sergei Loznitsa in person
Monday, November 17, 19h
A thousand suns
Mati Diop in person
Monday, December 1, 19h
The obituary project
Hope Tucker in person
Closing Night: Monday, December 15, 19h
Der Riese (The Giant)
About the programmers:
David Dinnell is a filmmaker and programmer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has programmed for the Ann Arbor Film Festival since 2006, becoming Program Director in 2010. Previously he was the Film Programmer for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Union Theatre for five seasons and was Program Director of the Media City Film Festival (Windsor, Canada) for its 11th and 12th editions. He has curated special programs for the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Cal Arts, the Wisconsin Film Festival, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Etiuda & Anima Film Festival in Krakow, among other venues. He was awarded a Fellowship for the 55th Flaherty Film Seminar in 2009. His moving image work has been exhibited at various international venues including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, EXiS (Experimental Film & Video Festival in Seoul), Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Images Festival and the Views from the Avant Garde.
Ted Kennedy is a filmmaker and programmer. Originally from Michigan, he is now based in New York and is currently an MFA candidate at Bard College. His video and installation work has been exhibited at Heliopolis (Brooklyn), Media City Film Festival (Windsor, Canada), Microscope Gallery (Brooklyn), Flex: The Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival, the Portland Experimental Film Festival, Onion City Film Festival (Chicago), Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Iowa City Documentary Film Festival, and the Art of the Real film series at Lincoln Center among other venues. In 2011, he co-founded the Studies and Observation Film Series, presenting creative non-fiction and experimental films in Ann Arbor. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Union Docs and the Ann Arbor Film Festival.