We are happy to announce our second screening of “Guckst du”, our monthly movie night, organised by Tanja Bresan.
Tanja Bresan is a film enthusiast with a master degree in cultural management, lives and works in Berlin. Tanja is eager to explore and show (or program) movies that are dealing with sustainability and circular economy principles.
We show films on the topics such as environment, human interaction with nature, sustainable energies, social issues. Movies, feature or documentaries that forces us to question our actions and ruminate our place on Planet Earth.
The second Guckst Du Edition will screen:
A film about screen culture and its implications. While the world burns, where are we?
We live in a world of screens. The average adult spends the majority of their waking hours in front of some sort of screen or device. We’re enthralled, we’re addicted to these machines. How did we get here? Who benefits? What are the cumulative impacts on people, society and the environment? What may come next if this culture is left unchecked, to its end trajectory, and is that what we want?
Stare Into The Lights My Pretties investigates these questions with an urge to return to the real physical world, to form a critical view of technological escalation driven by rapacious and pervasive corporate interest. Covering themes of addiction, privacy, surveillance, information manipulation, behaviour modification and social control, the film lays the foundations as to why we may feel like we’re sleeprunning into some dystopian nightmare with the machines at the helm. Because we are, if we don’t seriously avert our eyes to stop this culture from destroying what is left of the real world.
See the trailer here
We are very excited to have Jordan Brown, the filmmaker, for a Q&A after the screening where we and you can ask him about his motives and the progress of making this movie.
Jordan Brown is an activist, artist, musician, and independent film-maker whose work focuses on the interface between the dominant culture and the real impact on people, society and the environment. The social and environmental implications of the pervasive technoculture is a current focus of Jordan’s work—specifically, research and development for a film project taking a critical view of today’s culture of screens, the ‘society of the spectacle,’ and the widespread fascination with simulacra facilitated by technology while the real world burns.