28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The Fire This Time
director: Mariam Ghani
original title: The Fire This Time
country: United States
running time: 21 min.
synopsisThis film applies historic data to link the recent epidemic with migration, colonization and xenophobia in order to create a context for the events in the world struck with the COVID-19 pandemic. Using voice-over and collages of archival videos, photos and newspapers, a story of recurring models of human behaviour at times of crises is told, revealing an unfavourable basis of so-called civilization.
“So we should be thinking about outbreaks as somehow metaphorically reminding us of the social disorder that we need to address.” (Patricia J. Williams)
biographyMariam Ghani (* 1978) is an Afghani-American visual artist, photographer, filmmaker and activist. She graduated from New York University and School of Visual Arts. In her projects, she deals with socio-political issues. She also works as a journalist and lecturer.
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