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“i live In Life” a documentary by Lars Fuchs at Big MINI Media Festival
Friday, 14 November, 2014 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
“i live In Life”, a film created by our Board Member & VP of Finland, Lars Fuchs, won “Best Short Documentary” at this year’s Big MINI Media Festival. There will be a free screening and awards ceremony on Friday, November 14 at LIU’s Brooklyn campus at 5:30pm.
When Alzheimer’s upends the relationship between Anna-Riitta and her youngest son Lars, he grasps at a last chance to understand a little-discussed chapter of his mother’s life. He asks her about a provocative collection of WWII snapshots that show her socializing with officers of the German Luftwaffe, during the Continuation War between Finland and the Soviet Union, but gets no satisfying answers. Then when Lars’ elder sister Anneli arrives to get Anna-Riitta’s signature on a ‘life-certificate’ for her Danish pension, the impact of her disease is plain. In documenting Lars’ efforts to keep a connection with his mother alive, i live In Life ponders the question, who are we if we don’t remember who we are?
The film started as a 1-minute experimental documentary entitled What If? made for a class in the MFA program at City College.
In Danish, “i live” means ‘alive’, and the words translate literally to ‘in life’.
Friday, November 14 5:00pm – 10:00pm | Saturday, November 15, 2014 11:00am – 10:00pm
Note: “i live In Life” will be shown on Friday, November 14 at 5:30 pm
Admission to the Big MINI Media Fest is FREE and open to the public.
The Big MINI Media Festival (a.k.a. BMM Fest) is a two-day event hosted by the Media Arts Department of Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus. The festival recognizes and awards nine categories in animation, short narrative, documentary and experimental films created with the MiniDV, HDV, and other digital formats. Short- and feature-length screenplays are also in competition and rewarded. Click here for more information on the festival.