#mumok (at MQ – MuseumsQuartier Wien)
#samheydt #wien #gottfriedhelnwein (at Vienna, Austria)
Artwalk preview: Thursday, June 14 7-9pm
The 60 Second Film Festival
The 60 Second Film Festival is a “Super Short” film festival, presenting films with a duration of 60 seconds or less. We tour The 60 Second Film Festival in diverse cities throughout the world, looking for the best local talents. Next Stop for The 60 Second Film Festival is Pune India (near Mumbai) in June 2018.
The next The 60 Second Film Festival takes place on May 19th 2018, in Pune India.
Her Song portrays a devastatingly powerful human story of resilience in the face of systemic injustice and exploitation in India, one of the world’s rising global powers. In Her Song, Indian-born director, Atin Mehra, and co-director, Mae Thornton Mehra capture the intimate story of a family surviving at the very bottom of the caste system as they face the decision of whether or not to send their youngest daughter into the longstanding community tradition of prostitution. At twelve years old Bulbul flickers between the levity of childhood hope and the brutal reality of her marginalized caste, in which girls are prized for their economic worth. Bearing the weight of a family in crisis, an HIV-positive sister and an historically exploited community barred from other economic opportunities, Bulbul stands at a crossroads where globalization propels centuries of caste-based discrimination to a boiling point. Interweaving intimate verite footage with artful historical narrative, the husband and wife team carefully captures an astonishing oral history of the Banchara Tribe, whose own rich background was erased and re-written during colonial-era India. It is through this telling that Bulbul is empowered to grapple with the limits of her own agency in a society that seeks to reduce her to a commodity.