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Allan Sekula and Noel Burch
The Forgotten Space (2010)
20th April | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
(2010, NL | Austria, 112mins, some English subtitles)
£3 | £2
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At the heart of this film essay is the shipping container, now one of the most important mechanisms for the global spread of capitalism. Crossing oceans and visiting numerous major ports, the film follows the shipping container along the international supply chain, mapping the complex networks that connect producers to consumers, and increasingly, producing nations to consuming ones. We meet the invisible labourers who staff the cargo ships, steer the barges, drive the trucks, and migrate to the factories, and those who this system’s efficiency has marginalised.
‘Far from being the repository of romantic visions of yore, of great voyages of discovery and adventure, the sea – thanks to containerisation – is now the prime facilitator of globalised trade, with all the exploitation, upheavals and displacements that entails. This new reality is nailed by Burch and Sekula’s film with measured, eloquent rage’ – Kieron Corless