The Forgotten Space

Still from The Forgotten Space

Friday, 22 March 2013: The Forgotten Space

Friday, 22 March 2013, 20:00

Venue: Forest Row Village Hall (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Transition Forest Row

Directors: Allan Sekula & Noel Birch, USA 2010, 112 mins

“the most sobering and farsighted film I’ve yet come across on the deleterious effects of globalisation on both individuals and nation states”, Kieron Corless, Sight and Sound

The Forgotten Space follows container cargo aboard ships, barges, trains and trucks, listening to the people working in and affected by the global transport system. We hear from displaced farmers and villagers, underpaid truck drivers, seafarers aboard mega-ships, and factory workers in China whose low wages are the fragile key to the whole puzzle.

“I learned a lot more from The Forgotten Space than I did from any other feature that I saw last year” Jonathan Rosenbaum

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One Response

  1. Pupak / 3-23-2013 / ·

    was a disturbing yet penetrative film. it wakes you up to the world. you see the lives of others on whom your own life depends, yet they have not really got a life, only slavery to the lowest wage for survival. And again, the question props up: is this how we want to live in the world together? And you realise how fragile the whole system is.

    A film that moves you and penetrate in deep recess of the mind/memory. most definitely recommended.

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