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To Pick a Flower

To Pick a Flower
To Pick a Flower /  Shireen Seno / Philippines / 2021 / 17 min

IN-ROOM SCREENING

  • Where: Piccolo Teatro Porta Catena
  • When: 26/10/2021, h 19:00

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Original titleTo Pick a Flower
English titleTo Pick a Flower
DirectionShireen Seno
Year2021
NationPhilippines
Length17 min

SINOPSYS

Shireen Seno’s video essay explores the transformation and commodification of nature through archival photographs from the American colonial occupation of the Philippines in the first half of the 20th century. These images testify to what the voiceover calls “the sticky relationship between humans and nature and their entanglements with empire”—an ambivalent dependence on natural resources that drives the colonial project and implicates photography, with its concurrent processes of preservation, transmutation, and destruction.

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SALERNO
23_30 October 2021

THEME STRENGTH: TOMORROW