On March 11, 2011, a tsunami triggered by a massive earthquake hit Japan’s coast, crippling the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The devastation exacted by the tsunami was compounded by radiation released by the failing reactors. The nearby town of Futaba was abandoned,leaving behind a wreckage of homes, contaminated crops, and expiring livestock.
Recently rereleased after being long unavailable theatrically, Far from Vietnam is a unique collaboration by seven noted directors (William Klein, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Lelouch, Joris Ivens, Chris Marker, Agnès Varda, and Alain Resnais), produced as a fundraiser for the Vietnamese.
Decades after the "post-studio" turn announced by Minimalism and Conceptual art in the 1960s, Many Places at Once reconsiders the place of artistic production in our era of creative industries and flexible labor. Featuring new commissions and existing works by seven international artists, the exhibition presents artworks that call attention to the nuanced circumstances that characterize the economic, social, and technological conditions in which artists work today.
Rafea is a Bedouin woman who lives with her daughters in one of Jordan's poorest desert villages on the Iraqi border. When she is selected for an intriguing program called the Barefoot College in India, Rafea travels to join 30 illiterate women from different countries to train to become solar engineers.
A fascinating portrait of a young man who grew up imprisoned by dehumanizing violence, yet still found the will to escape. Born inside a North Korean prison camp as the child of political prisoners, Shin Dong-Huyk was raised in a world where all he knew was punishment, torture, and abuse. Weaving interviews with Shin, anecdotes from a former camp guard, and powerful animated scenes capturing key moments in his life, the film gives us a complex portrait of Shin's world.