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It Can’t Be That Nothing Can Be Returned
Institute of Contemporary Arts
An alien-like Nahua traveller in a snow mask and traditional clothing stands in a field of snow
It Can’t Be That Nothing Can Be Returned, dir. Dana Kavelina, Ukraine 2022, 52 min., Russian with English subtitles

In this digitally rendered speculative future, the dead from the war on Ukraine are given the choice to live again – to reckon with past trauma. Painful memories can be removed and archived to a living monument, revisited with an emotional distance, full memory immersion for perpetrators ensures they never forget.

Programme

It Can’t Be That Nothing That Can Be Returned
Dir. Dana Kavelina, Ukraine 2022, 52 min., Russian with English subtitles
In this digitally rendered speculative future, the dead from the war on Ukraine are given the choice to live again – to reckon with past trauma. Painful memories can be removed and archived to a living monument, revisited with an emotional distance; full memory immersion for perpetrators ensures they never forget.

Timekeepers of the Anthropocene: Tewame Tiyolicha Kawitl
Dir. Federico Cuatlacuatl, Mexico / USA 2023, 11 min., Nahuatl with English subtitles
A message from interdimensional Nahua travellers is delivered across time, space and imposed borders, centring indigenous flourishing and resilience.

Tristxtotl
Dir. Mǎdǎlina Zaharia, UK 2022, 22 min., English
Two figures in an idiosyncratic restorative session place grief onto a stone, alongside verbal self-soothing, guided gestures and blue thoughts.
 
01:40 pm
Sun, 15 Oct 2023
Cinema 1

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