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We Need to Disagree 2: Of Islands and Scapegoats (N/C 15+)

17 March

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
  • Venue CCA Cinema
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We disagree constantly: about how to shape our society, about the relation between freedom and security, about degrees of individuality and solidarity. Polarisation instead of debate, taking sides instead of engagement. Fifty years after the struggles for personal liberties and free expression of 1968 we have handed over our societal standards and values to populists and social media filter bubbles. But we need to disagree, to argue: to listen, pause, reconsider, and then speak – and at the same time resist the assault on progressive achievements. This triangle programme from the UK, Austria and Spain takes a look at three European countries in turmoil. 

As a reaction to financial globalisation and social cut-backs, political hopes are increasingly placed in nationalism. But how can you pretend to be an isolated island when you’re part of a large system? A lesson in successful scapegoatism using the example of a small country in the heart of Europe.

Programme 2: Of Islands and Scapegoats is curated by Vienna Shorts

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Austria. Again and again. Repeatedly. Austria, Austrian, Austrian-wide, the only Austrian, the country, in the country, the whole country.

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  • Director Hubert Sielecki
  • Country Austria
  • Year 2001
  • Duration 4m
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Normality 5 & 6

Hito Steyerl offers a richly detailed report on the growing number of anti-Semitic and racist attacks - on cemeteries, monuments and human beings - in Austria and Germany.

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  • Director Hito Steyerl
  • Country Austria, Germany
  • Year 2001
  • Duration 9m
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Mountainous landscapes or microscopic surfaces? A fascinating visual experiment of digital image distortion.

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  • Director Boris Labbé
  • Country France
  • Year 2016
  • Duration 8m
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First and Foremost

A documentation of overburdening. Elusive shapes, reminiscent of geographical borders, pass by our eyes.

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  • Director Veronika Schubert
  • Country Austria
  • Year 2016
  • Duration 6m
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An ironic caricature of life in the Flemish suburbs, which reflects the right wing populism within the current European zeitgeist.

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  • Director Sam Peeters
  • Country Belgium
  • Year 2016
  • Duration 15m
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In the past, exploitation of the Erzberg brought jobs to the Styrian community; today, hope rests on the planned detention centre for asylum seekers.

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  • Director Juri Schaden
  • Country Austria
  • Year 2013
  • Duration 22m
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In a small Polish town the director of the local culture centre announces a competition. The theme: a creative presentation of your personal patriotic attitude.

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  • Director Agnieszka Elbanowska
  • Country Poland
  • Year 2016
  • Duration 16m
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How Long, Not Long

A visual journey that challenges us, in an age of intolerance, to think about a universal belonging that doesn’t confine itself to a boundary.

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  • Director Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot
  • Country Isreal
  • Year 2016
  • Duration 6m
  • Certificate N/C 15+
  • Duration 1h30m
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