Frames of Representation (FoR) arrives in London between 20th and 27th April 2016 at ICA London to showcase new forms of documentary cinema and invites discussion around the issues represented on screen. As part of its inaugural edition, don’t miss the chance to watch Chinese documentary ‘Behemoth’ and stay for the Q&A with director Zhao Liang.
The documentary is a literary reflection on the industrial monster devouring the Mongolian prairies.
In the Old Testament, the mountains are the domain of a monster named Behemoth; in modern times the vast mining industry has taken this monster’s place. With a violent roar, the mountain spews iron ore and coal with an infernal billowing smoke that leaves the resident workers struggling against fatigue and suffocation.
Sheep farmers and their herds have been driven from bright green pastures to make way for the ever-expanding mining industry; sick miners with ruined lungs lay dying in the local hospitals. A mountain paradise is mutated into an industrial zone surrounded by ghost towns of brand-new, deserted apartment blocks.
Date: Tuesday, 26th April
Find out more about the festival: www.framesofrepresentation.com.