RESOURCES AND THE BODY: GLOBAL WEBS OF EXPLOITATION
15.05. | 4–6pm
Redaktion der Achte,
Albertgasse 13–15, 1080
When resources run out in one region, people move on to dig for new ones elsewhere. It is a perpetuating cycle of expansion and exploitation that undermines aspirations for a climate-friendly global economic order. Extractivism of natural and human resources has long-term consequences for our environment and our society. The effects of this practice are reflected in local communities and manifest in the personal fates of people dependent on this logic of exploitation.
In this year’s programme focus Entangled Realities, we dive into the local consequences of a globalised economy and discuss the effects of industrial and artesanal resource extraction. Presenting their respective narrative styles and cinematic approaches, Daniel Kötter looks at coal mining areas in Germany and coltan mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo in his 360° VR documentary Water & Coltan, while Saeed Taji Farouky delves into the life of a family on the edge of an oil field in Myanmar in A thousand Fires.
In this panel discussion Daniel Kötter, his collaborator Olande Byamungu and Saeed Taji Farouky discuss how documentary film can contribute to one of the most burning issues of our time.
Chaired by Doris Posch.
The Panel Discussion takes place in English.
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