Genesis 19, or the tale of Sodom and Gomorrah, features not only in the Bible but also in the Quran and the Torah. It marks a foundation for attitudes towards homosexuality historically and also across vast geographical expanses. Sulzer’s film shares an elemental challenge with all religions: how can religious stories be read and retold without affecting the authentic godly word through human interpretation? Utilizing motion capture and live performers, this 3D video attempts a literal re-enactment of the biblical passage Genesis Chapter 19.
Screening as part of the Berwick New Cinema Shorts programme. From desktop documentary to flicker film, Berwick New Cinema Shorts is a specialist programme probing facts, fictions, representations and violence. Transgressing restraints of genre, capital and expectation these are films that throb with unbounded visual imagination, are spiced with humour and expand our understandings of film and moving image.
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All That is Solid
Louis Henderson | France | 2014 | 16
Tim Leyendekker | Netherlands, Brazil | 2015 | 13
Deborah Stratman | USA | 2014 | 16
Jean-Paul Kelly | Canada | 2014 | 13
Seven Signs that Mean Silence
Sara Magenheimer | USA | 2014 | 11