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Emily Wright presents THE EDGE OF BELIEF at Close-Up (10 to 16 DEC 2021).

NFTS MA student Emily Wright presents a season dedicated to exploring how faith, myth & belief have shaped the landscape & the experience of those who live within it, at Close-Up (10 to 16 DEC 2021).

Submitted by Emily Wright

Curated as part of the Film Studies, Programming and Curation MA at the National Film and Television School, THE EDGE OF BELIEF is a collection of feature-length and short films that explores how faith, myth and belief have shaped the landscape and the experience of those who live within it, often foretelling disasters to come.

The programme invites viewers to ponder the ways in which our society dwells between past and future catastrophes: from the precarious relationship forged between a village and its volcano, to a community in the highlands of Lesotho threatened with resettlement to make way for a dam, to a suite of parables on disaster and dispossession in the American mid-west.

This four-part programme culminates with the UK première of Rhayne Vermette’s STE. ANNE, an allegorical reclamation of land through personal, symbolic, and historical sites across Treaty 1 Territory, the heartland of the Métis Nation. Diverse in form, geography and voice, these are films in which memories of the future and fragments of the past converge; films that provoke questions on how to orientate ourselves in an unstable world.

Emily Wright presents THE EDGE OF BELIEF at Close-Up (10 to 16 DEC 2021).

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