26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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forwards, backward
forwards, backward

forwards, backward

director: Mitchell Stafiej
original title: forwards, backward
country: Canada
year: 2020
running time: 4 min.


The directness of the idea of synchronous perception of forward and backward movement creates a mental space for reflection on areas or phases of life where, despite the combination of different dynamics, the irreversible result is the impression of remaining in one place.


Filmmaker and music designer Mitchell Stafiej (1990) is based in Montreal. He graduated in fine arts at Concordia University and lectures film production and film studies. In his work, which includes documentaries, fiction and experimental films, he creates empirical images of the world that we are an integral part of. He has been featured, among others, at CPH:DOX or Festival Du Nouveau Cinéma.

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director: Mitchell Stafiej
producer: Mitchell Stafiej
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