Festival 2017City For Sale
the city as a commodity
During the ninth AFFR edition, the theme City for Sale was central. The festival zoomed in on the city as a commodity. What are the consequences of international capital flows on society? What about those investment models? The theme was reflected in many films, talk shows and debates.
“My favorite part of the #AFFR2017 : Meet the Makers debate! First hand insight into the thoughts & motivation of the filmmakers!”
Meet the Makers
AFFR curator Jord den Hollander and journalist Tracy Metz talk to seven directors about their work.Bekijk meer video's op Vimeo
What we have made - Fanny Tondre (France)
Filmed in beautiful black and white, What We Have Made shows the choreography of a large construction site.
Dream Empire - David Borenstein (Denmark)
To sell the real estate in the Chinese cities, Yana’s company organizes performances by foreigners. White and black people, without any musical talent, play at openings and viewing nights. Not their music is important, but their skin color.
Samurai Architect - Shigenori Mizuno , Yu Nakamura (Japan)
Tadao Ando’s tranquil, minimalist architecture is an inspiration for many. Not officially trained as an architect, but as a boxer, he gives lessons: you always have to train your creative muscles and always start with the furniture.
Didi Contractor, marrying the earth to the buiklding - Steffi Giaracuni (Germany)
She may be 84 years old, she goes on tirelessly on the path of sustainable architecture. In the past twenty years she has applied her vision on architecture in North-West India, in the Kangra valley, at the foot of the Himalayas.
De Pier - Jeroen Visser (The Netherlands)
With a lot of goodwill and overconfidence the Pier van Scheveningen can be seen as the Coney Island of the Netherlands. Like the Euromast, the Pier was by H.A. Designing Maaskant with no other purpose than recreation. But fifty years later nothing of the great popularity is left.
“With City for Sale, AFFR wants to generate a discussion about an urgent issue of concern to
everybody with a heart for the city.”
Jord den Hollander. Architect, filmmaker and curator of AFFRLees meer