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Spatial Hunger: In The Unseen

25 March

Documentaries dealing with war, large-scale conflict and violence easily fall into voyeuristic visual and narrative approaches, from the exploitative to the gratuitous. Sensationalising such events, whether intentional or not, often makes them more consumable for viewers. Spatial Hunger: In The Unseen presents four films which favour an alternative approach, by leaving much unseen in favour of stripped-down documentations, investigations and re-enactments. In doing so, they convey the horror of their subjects with more impact, reflection and ethical consideration. 

The screening will be followed by a panel conversation in collaboration with Scottish Documentary Institute, about approaches to representing violence and conflict. With directors Pavel Mozhar and Laura Wadha, and producer Sinead Kirwan. 

All films captioned for d/Deaf viewers.

Liturgy of Anti-Tank Obstacles

Sculptors in western Ukraine are retraining. Where they once made religious statues, they now build anti-tank obstacles to help fend off the Russian invasion.

Rubber Coated Steel

In May 2014, two unarmed Palestinian teens were killed by Israeli soldiers on the West Bank. An audio analysis ascertains whether rubber or live bullets were used.

On the Origin of Fear

One soldier and one prisoner. They talk to each other very intimately: about pain, loyalty, betrayal, drama and terror.


In the days following the presidential election in Belarus in August 2020, numerous protests erupt throughout the country.

  • Recommended age 15+
  • Duration 1h30m
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