Original Film Title: ka$hdami – wake up feat. ssgkobe
Director’s Name: Elan Bia
Country of Origin: United States
Runtime: 2 minutes 12 seconds
Original Film Title: بکش بیرون
Director’s Name: Elia Sadeqi
Writer’s Name: Fatemeh Ekhtesari
Producer: Elia Sadeqi
Country of Origin: Iran, Islamic Republic of
Country of Filming: Iran, Islamic Republic of, United Kingdom
Runtime: 3 minutes 17 seconds
This film plans to raise awareness and seek a practical solution to stop child labour and aims to highlight stringent laws which if enforced would put an end to people being forced to work in harsh environments.
Theatrical play and a contemporary dance troupe will perform a series of symbolic dance routines to represent elements of the narrative and struggle among people.
Original Film Title: Kuwonererwa
Director’s Name: Ronald Kabicek
Writer’s Name: Ronald Kabicek
Producer: Ronald Kabicek
Country of Origin: Norway
Country of Filming: Norway
Runtime: 3 minutes 17 seconds
The song “Kuwonererwa” tells the story of a relationship in shambles. Although the two have very different understanding of the state of their relationship, and literally going separate ways, there still might be some signs of hope.
Original Film Title: Bang
Director’s Name: Nastasia Dusapin
Writer’s Name: Jane Machine
Country of Origin: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Runtime: 2 minutes 58 seconds
Jane Machine’s “Bang” is a rambunctious and catchy ode to eros made flesh by its synth-driven bop of a track and infectiously playful video directed by Nastasia Dusapin. Erica von Trapp, producer and songwriter for Jane Machine, conceived the music after hearing the whole composition in a dream — a dream erotic in nature, but fractured, glitchy and shadowed. “Bang” found its visual soulmate through Nastasia Dusapin, Erica’s friend and collaborator. She loved the track, and visualized a “we film ourselves” concept celebrating sensuality and the preparation for it — an incantation. A private pre-game for, well, banging.
If the song is an invitation for eros, the video is a celebration of it. The camcordered three-minute journey explores three women’s rituals as they get ready for debauchery, fraught with a vulnerability that only comes from lack of outside observation. The music video, while puckishly playful, divulges a maturity in not only its objects, motion, and characters, but also in its editing and choice of medium. It’s that good kind of understated, and it marries with the song perfectly. Its sexuality is very much up to Jane and on her terms. Spontaneous but with intention.
An eleventh hour addition, “Bang” is the first song off of Jane Machine’s upcoming 11-track LP “shshshsh”. Tracks off of the pre-releases in EP or single form have already been licensed in VICE’s Showtime. The music video has been featured on several blogs and online magazines.
Original Film Title: Gravity
Director’s Name: Akram Badr
Writer’s Name: Akram Badr
Country of Origin: United Arab Emirates
Country of Filming: United Arab Emirates
Runtime: 2 minutes 30 seconds
“Gravity” started as a script for a short film that got rewritten as a song. The story is about someone who’s always on the look for a meaning or purpose.
The story is metaphorically represented in a love theme, we can see the protagonist leaving earth (reality) to the endless space trying to find his lover (the purpose). It’s a journey with no returning back, a one-way ticket to the unknown.
Original Film Title: URBAN ART Tribute
Director’s Name: Cid Travaglia
Writer’s Name: Cid Travaglia
Producer: Cid Travaglia
Country of Origin: Brazil
Country of Filming: Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Mozambique, Portugal, South Africa, Swaziland
Runtime: 4 minutes 17 seconds
Filmed and crafted by NAPALMA’s Cid Travaglia across twelve countries for eight years, diving into the street art universe and showing a special selection of Street Art and Graffiti from international artists.
The song ‘Urban Art’ is the voice of the people that appreciates Graffiti and Street Art, and NAPALMA speaks in their name to express our gratitude to the Artists, for making the cities more colorful, political, exciting and soulful, touching people’s life day by day.
‘Urban Art’ is an uplifting song with a driving Tech House base, beautiful synth melodies with catchy vocal lines from Senegalese Abass Ndiaye, and pulsing percussions including djembe and recycled instruments.