Welcome to a SECRET CINEMA event.
OK you are suffering from deja vu. Cinestar have assured me that the projector is finally working.If the projector breaks down again we can gather around a laptop. So with that.......we're back with the rescheduled screening of 'Shanghai space' We hope you'll join us again.
Cities on Speed, GLOBAL VISIONS FOR an urban FUTURE is a documentary project commissioned by The Danish Film Institute and the national broadcaster DR . The project is a series of four films – Bogotà Change, Mumbai Disconnected, Cairo Garbage, Shanghai Space-, selected through a call for submissions, directed by four different filmmakers who tell character-based stories on four of the world’s largest megacities: Bogotá, Cairo, Mumbai and Shanghai.
We started with Cairo, looking at the disparties between the cities waste management plan and its increasing population. We then moved onto Mumbai , focusing on the cities choked transport network and the various actors which moved along with, inbetween and at the edges of the stifling flow of traffic.
Shanghai will be the second last of this series titled 'Shanghai Space'. This will be shown on 8th May at 8pm , at CINESTAR cinema in Nyamirambo. (Running time is 60 minutes). The following week (15th May) I will screen the final of the series 'Bogotà Change' with a special suprise short screening from Beirut.
'Shanghai is an explosion of transformation. Every other day a new building is completed, and every year the city's population grows by half a million people. Authorities are desperately seeking out more space, while the city's inhabitants must adapt to constantly changing surroundings. In an office on the 20th floor, government advisor Professor Shu prepares the next generation of young urban planners for Shanghai's future. In order to find the space needed for Shanghai's millions of inhabitants, planners are now looking underground.' Danish Film Institute
These films are in conjunction with KIST Urban Design Studio Year 4 and there will be a short introduction by tutor Killian Doherty. The future intention is that this film series relating to architecture and urban design will be screened to the public at KIST.
Free entry for the KIST Students. ALL STUDENTS AT KIST SHOULD BE ATTENDING THESE
FREE CINEMA EVENTS.