January Program: Coast to Coast

Working with and against colonial imagery, this month’s artists and filmmakers tackle the complexities of multilayered identities at a crossroads of a past that’s almost over and a future that’s about to set in. In Akerman’s swampy final fiction film La folie Almayer, a young woman of mixed descent collides with her white father, who drowns in old-fashioned ideas about art, womanhood and colonialism. For their collaborative project Krabi, 2562, Ben Rivers and Anocha Suwichakornpong film a set of appearing and disappearing characters in a tropical coast town in Thailand where folklore traditions turn to tourist trap. The short film program explores the weight of existing imagery and then ventures into a future yet unknown.

This film is part of the SILK ROAD SIDEWAYS. LOOKING AT EURASIA program.