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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Mobile Men (2008/Weerasethakul)

Mobile Men is a short film by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, one of 22 (3 minutes long) segments from the omnibus called Stories on Human Rights (2008/Russia/Germany), in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
This initiative was born under the auspices of the UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS and was made possible thanks to the support of the EUROPEAN UNION, the FRENCH MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AND EUROPEAN AFFAIRS - FRANCE, the FRENCHE MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION - CNC and SESC São Paulo, Brazil.

Created and produced by ART for The World, Stories on Human Rights is the first film project on such large scale bringing together filmmakers and artists, using the universal language of art to tell stories through six themes that capture the ideals enshrined in the Universal Declaration: culture, development, dignity and justice, environment, gender and participation.
Find all the other shorts by Walter Salles, Marina Abramovic, Jia ZhangKe, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Abderrahmane Sissako, Pablo Trapero, among others, on their YouTube Channel, artoftheworld.

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Apichatpong has another 11 minute long short film online : Phantoms of Nabua. (via Twitch)
Like A Letter To Uncle Boonmee, Phantoms of Nabua is a portrait of home. The film portrays a communication of lights, the lights that exude, on the one hand, the comfort of home and, on the other, of destruction.


HarryTuttle said...

"Exquisite Corpus. Apichatpong Weerasethakul's latest mysterious objects" by Mark Peranson, at Moving Image Source (April 30, 2009)
on Aptichatpong's "Phantoms of Nabua"

HarryTuttle said...

Article on Phantoms of Nabua & A Letter to Uncle Boonmee by Cyril Neyrat, Antoine Thirion & Eugenio Renzi (at Independencia)