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Atlanta, GA, United States, 2011/11/30 - Join Art Papers, December 6 at 7pm for the Atlanta premiere of "The Forgotten Space" the award-winning film essay in the W Atlanta-Downtown. A brief Q & A with Allan Sekula will follow.
"The Forgotten Space" follows container cargo aboard ships, barges, trains and trucks, listening to workers, engineers, planners, politicians, and those marginalized by the global transport system. We visit displaced farmers and villagers in Holland and Belgium, underpaid truck drivers in Los Angeles, seafarers aboard mega-ships shuttling between Asia and Europe, and factory workers in China, whose low wages are the fragile key to the whole puzzle. And in Bilbao, we discover the most sophisticated expression of the belief that the maritime economy, and the sea itself, is somehow obsolete.
A range of materials is used: descriptive documentary, interviews, archive stills and footage, clips from old movies. The result is an essayistic, visual documentary about one of the most important processes that affects us today. "The Forgotten Space" is based on Sekula's "Fish Story," seeking to understand and describe the contemporary maritime world in relation to the complex symbolic legacy of the sea.
"The Forgotten Space" has been screened in over 30 festivals worldwide since its premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 2010, where it won a special jury prize.
A short Q & A with Allan Sekula follow the screening.
The screening of "The Forgotten Space" is sponsored by W Atlanta-Downtown, the official hotel sponsor of ART PAPERS.
For more info, including Allan Sekula's complete three-day public program in ATLANTA and interviews, video, directions + maps, visit artpapers.org/.