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PROGRAM

UMFF Life - Landscape

‘Landscape’ is our new section dealing with exactly what the name entails - landscape and scenery. Take an earnest look at the people living amid nature. These films can be seen from an ethnographic perspective, or on a larger scale, a cultural perspective on films about the living conditions or footprints left by men in nature. To judge the life of others is a type of violence, so the films screened in this section will simply accept and introduce lives different from ours. 

 

Beloved is a film about an 80-year-old shepherdess who moves around the Iran Elburz Mountains depending on the changing season. As hinted by the title, she is truly, beloved. Ionas Dreams of Rain is the story of a farmer standing guard all night long to protect his precious crops from wild boars. Time to Leave is a story about returning and fixing up a home in the mountains of Turkey after 40 years of life in Germany. Their stories, dreams, and history are melted and weaved into nature. 

 

Take the opportunity to observe the various lives of people from around the globe through the following films: 24 Snow, the story of Sergei, who has raised horses for 24 years in the harsh winters (that reach -70 degrees) of the Sakha Republic in Russia; Walden, a beautiful film depicting how timber from the dense Austrian forest travels to the virgin forests of Brazil; Bojo Beach, a sans-camera look into the daily life of a fisherman in Ghana’s Bojo Beach; and Texas, Marfa, an animation about the countryside of Marfa, Texas. 

Bojo Beach

Elke GROEN

24 Snow

Mikhail BARYNIN

Beloved

Yaser TALEBI

Ionas Dreams of Rain

Dragoș HANCIU

Marfa

Greg MCLEOD, Myles MCLEOD

Time to Leave

Orhan TEKEOGLU

Walden

Daniel ZIMMERMANN