Welcome to a SECRET CINEMA event

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, and finally to Shanghai and its inability to find space for its inhabitants, with ideas for a subterreanean city.

'BOGOTA CHANGE' will be the last of this series. This will be shown on 22nd May at 8pm , at CINESTAR cinema in Nyamirambo. (Running time is 58 minutes).

This film will be preceded by Melbourne based filmmaker, Nora Niassari's 'Under the Bridge'. A visual study charting the impact of 'the consequences of the Lebanese Civil War on Beirut’s public transportation'. This short documentary succintly captures the pervasively destructive and invasive nature of large scale infrastructural insertions. (Running time is 28 minutes)

TOTAL - 1h 40 minutes.

BOGOTA CHANGE - 'A vaccine against crime. Weapons melted down for baby cutlery. »Bogotá Change« is the story of two charismatic mayors, Antanas Mockus and Enrique Peñalosa who, with unorthodox methods, in less than 10 years turned one of the world's most dangerous, violent and corrupt capitals into a peaceful model city populated by caring citizens. With Mockus and Peñalosa and key members of their staff as first hand witnesses, the film uncovers the ideas, philosophies and strategies that underlie the changes in Bogotá and which are now being exported to cities worldwide.'    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.

Entry is 1500 RWF per person to subsidise free entry for the KIST Students. Your support is enabling these students exposure to resources not readily available at KIST and we thank you for your patronage.

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