Critical Living by Alex Widdowson
"Critical Living draws upon the experiences of people involved in the Philadelphia Association therapeutic communities while also addressing some of the major discussion points in the Critical Psychiatry movement.
Critical Psychiatry, formally known as Anti-Psychiatry, has been scrutinising the dominant medical understanding of distress for over 50 years. It’s leading members were a disparate bunch that included R. D. Laing and David Cooper, both disillusioned psychiatrists and co-founders of the Philadelphia Association, as well as the renowned philosopher Michel Foucault, the libertarian Thomas Szasz, and Erving Goffman a sociologist.
Since creating a therapeutic community at Kingsley Hall in 1965, the Philadelphia Association has run more than twenty community houses which have offered asylum and hospitality to people in distress. This work continues at two houses in North London.
The experience of fifty years has shown that personal crises and seemingly inescapable unhappiness may for many people be transformed in households like these. They are places where people can come together to address their difficulties in a situation of shared everyday living."
Genius Loci by Kazak Productions
"One night, Reine, a young loner, sees within the urban chaos a mystical oneness that seems alive, like some sort of guide."
2D paper animation.
A New View of the Moon by Alex Gorosh
"We took a telescope around the streets of Los Angeles to give strangers an up-close look at a familiar object; a new view of the moon."
Music: Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Telescope: 12" collapsible Dobsonian reflector
Eyepiece: Televue 13mm Ethos
The Fishman by Leto S. Meade
"The journey of a dying fish’s last moments. 'The Fishman' formally embodies the transitory, shapeshifting nature of life and the inevitability of change by plunging its disembodied anthropomorphic protagonist between different mediums and styles."
From Over Here (On Stuttering) by Patrick Buhr
"This is a film about stuttering. Oh, and also about apple trees, catcallers, Goethe's Faust, pigeons, forests and girls on horses."
More info: shortoftheweek.com/2021/12/30/from-over-here
DisInteGrated by Wade Robson and Tony Testa
"A mind-bending meditation of movement and sound, on letting go of what was and surrendering to what is.
Filmed in Maui, Hawaii
Directed, Choreographed & Edited By: Wade Robson and Tony Testa
Featuring: Tony Testa
Music composed, performed and produced by Zara McFarlane
Cinematography By: Wade Robson
Title Animation By: Laurence Muleh
Assistant to the Choreographers: Cody Bingham
Music Mix & Mastered By: Ed West
Colorist: Will Adashek
Re-Integrators: Amanda and Koa Robson
Featured Songs: Asunder, Disintegrated. Emotif, Grit, Receive, Nya"
Says You by The Luyas
"A wandering woman is swallowed by the blooming desert."
Music by The Luyas
Directed by Amanda Bonaiuto
Awkward by Nata Metlukh
"A day full of socially awkward moments."
Music and Sound: Daruma Audio
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