Frame work, a six-part screening series
Monday, March 29, 2021
Time: 6 pm -7:30 pm Moscow Time (Russia) / 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Eastern Time (USA)
Drake, Rope, and Acorn
2019, 7 min.
The docu-director create film is about a young woman who got lost in the forest, stayed, and lived there. He interviews her new neighbors such as Spirit of the forest, Mermen and Mermaids, and Angry Brownie. Techniques: painting, hand print.
How to Fix the World
2004, 28 min.
Adapted from psychologist A.R. Luria’s research in Uzbekistan in the 1930s, How to Fix the World brings to life Luria’s conversations with Central Asian farmers learning how to read and write under the unfamiliar principles of Socialism. Colorful digital animations play against a backdrop of images shot in Andijian (where Soviet-era President Karimov’s suppression of Islam lead to violence in May 2005.) At once conflicting, humorous, and revelatory, these conversa-tions between Luria and his “subjects” illustrate an attempt by one culture to transform another in the name of education and modernization. The subtleties of this transformation, as well as the roots of current cultural conflicts, are found in words exchanged and documented seventy-five years ago.