In this age of machines, the Guelph Festival of Moving Media pays homage to literature with the films: We Are Wizards, A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman, Paperback Dreams, Examined Life, As Slow as Possible, 1000 Journals and The Linguists.
They aim to answer the question, “Was there a book before the movie?”
- We Are Wizards: Examines subculture inspired by Harry Potter.
- A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman: A look at the political history of Chile through Dorfman’s experience in Allende’s Socialist Gov’t .
- Paperback Dreams: Two independent bookstores struggling to survive.
- Examined Life: Fascinating walks with philosophers talking about ethics of consumption and our fixation with individualism.
- As Slow as Possible: Philosopher Ryan Knighton preparing to relinquish the last of his eyesight, travels to East Germany to listen to a 639-year-long organ performance composed by John Cage.
- 1000 Journals: 1000 traveling journals, passed on like chain mail. One vanished in Guelph.
- The Linguists: Scientists race to document languages on the verge of extinction.
For more details, visit www.festivalofmovingmedia.ca