The power of film: subverting toxic narratives
Filmmaker Vika Evdokimenko will be at Fabrica on March 13 for a talk about her life and work, grappling with how film can be used to examine complex issues without falling into the trap of didactic storytelling or just preaching to the converted.
Daughter of perestroika, but raised in Northern Ireland, she has started collecting film awards since after her graduation at the Cambridge University. Vika attended NYU Grad Film Program where she was mentored by Rebecca Miller and Spike Lee.
At Fabrica, after screening and discussing her latest BAFTA nominated film ‘AAMIR’, Vika will question how we can subvert and re-frame toxic narratives so often monopolized by the media and politicians in an age of filter bubbles and short attention spans.
March 13, at 6.30 pm
Free entrance until availability
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Dir: Vika Evdokimenko
Writers: Vika Evdokimenko & Oliver Shuster
13 year old Aamir has fled his home and been separated from his family only to be stranded alone in the largest unofficial refugee camp in Europe. When he is befriended by Katlyn, a well meaning British volunteer, she becomes Aamir’s last hope for salvation. The film was shot on location in the Calais ‘Jungle’ refugee camp by Robbie Ryan (American Honey, Fish Tank), designed by Jacqueline Abrahams (The Lobster) and cast by Kharmel Cochrane (The Witch). The project is the recipient of the David Ross Fetzer Foundation Grant and of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grant.
Dir: Vika Evdokimenko
Logline: “Athens is like a huge ship. You see all kinds of people.” An Athenian taxi driver, four Tunisian friends, a member of the controversial right-wing Golden Dawn party, a Pakistani community leader and a Greek human rights activist challenge each other’s narratives about a deepening crisis that is fast spreading across Europe.
Filmed in the summer of the controversa 2012 Greek election against the backdrop of rising violence against migrants in Greece, ‘Bottleneck’ s a portrait of a place overwhelmed by political polarization and the joint effects of economic and refugee crises.