OCanFilmFest Talks – After Horizons (Pixie Cram, Matthieu Hallé and Andrés Salas)

After Horizons was an evening of short films presented by SAW Video in partnership with Cinema Politica featuring works by two SAW Video members: Pixie Cram’s premiere of her new short film ‘Pragmatopia,’ and Matthieu Hallé‘s film experiment ‘Apartment No. 2.’ Also joining them was Andrés Salas, whose film ‘We Might Have Been Heroes’ was produced through Cinema Politica’s recent commissioning program The Next 150: Documentary Futurism.

These varied works examined contemporary concerns through a dystopic lens, each navigating the terrain of a world on the other side of collapse.  Here are a few clips from the discussion moderated by Zoë Mallett that followed the screenings at Knot project space on November 30, 2018.

We Might Have Been Heroes – Andrés Salas (2018) 20 min.
In a world with nothing left to mine, communication has become the main resource for humanity to exist. The challenge? To stay connected.

Apartment No. 2 – Matthieu Hallé (2014) 3 min.
The noise and views from the top floor of a twenty-story apartment building. Made with found objects as lenses and a malfunctioning sound recorder.

Pragmatopia – Pixie Cram (2018) 30 min.
Inspired by the recollections of a Hiroshima survivor, the film follows two young women as they journey from the outskirts of the city to a radioactive area deep in the woods. Along the way, they encounter a young drifter. As they travel together, they are forced to confront their new reality. The film was produced through SAW Video’s Production Fund.