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Deep in Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest lives a rare, unique and seldom seen creature, a black bear with white fur, known in these parts as Moksgm’ol (the ghost bear). According to local mythology, the creator Raven asked the Black Bear to make one-in-ten cubs white, as a reminder of the Great White Time, when the world was covered in ice.

Ice, fire, earth, air and æther collide in this artistic, environmental and global feature which demands the viewer manifest their individual narrative, visually guided by compelling cinematography from our wildest lands. Experience the vast wilderness of the white continent and ancient rainforests to the revered power of the world’s oceans and erupting volcanoes.

Elementa is a black-and-white visual meditation of wilderness and the elements. Award-winning wildlife photographer and filmmaker Richard Sidey returns to the triptych format for a cinematic experience like no other.

Filmed over five years on seven continents, Elementa is Sidey’s second feature collaboration with ambient composer Boreal Taiga, and completes the director’s Speechless trilogy.

Prepare yourself for full immersion.

Composed as a typology of islands, Vestiges (an archipelago) is a video essay that investigates humans’ insatiable demand for sand, the most extracted natural resource after water. A poetic narrative maze where colonialism, dredging machines or land reclamation projects emerge. A story of how sand is entangled in a global machine that has been named progress, constantly shaping how landscapes, natural resources or geo-political values are being assembled.

In Solar Echoes the sun is reflected in an Andalusian thermo-solar power plant whose architecture reminds us of ancient alchemical engravings, like a sacred temple of the 21st century. From its radiance come the voices of an antimatter physicist and an ecofeminist evoking their reflections on collapse, time and energy.

A life insurance company uses an AI algorithm to determine the risk of a new applicant. The subsequent denial sparks a period of introspection for the individual in question.

Forever was created with the experimental technique of using LiDAR to capture real life moments and environments. The LiDAR unit used to acquire the footage was originally created for self-driving cars. This junction of technology and filmmaking intersects with the subject of the film. AI uses LiDAR to “see” humanity in accurate detail, but has resolution limitations. In both story and style, Forever explores the boundary of advanced technology and the human experience.

#Imaginefor1Minute- A tiny film with a big idea: to ask viewers across the world to take a minute to visualise the better future we could have, and then to talk about it. Conceived in lockdown, and totally crowdsourced, the film is made from voice notes sent in from a variety of the most trusted humans on the planet, and the pictures are made from thousands of donated images sent in from citizens on every continent.

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Fri 26 / Feb , 12:00 AM Mon 15 / Mar , 11:00 PM

Where

Eventive Virtual Festival
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

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FULL TICKET: $12
Concession TICKET: $9

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