5 Blocks - AFFR

Film – City – Architecture

AFFR explores the relationship between film, cities and architecture by programming and screening architecture films and by organizing introductions and debates.

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AFFR History

The Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR) was established in 2000, and the foundation organized its festival the same year as the first architecture film festival in the world. Festivals also took place again in 2001 and 2003. In 2007 AFFR made a fresh start after a few years of silence. In 2009 the event expanded significantly in terms of visitor numbers and programming.

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Watch Online: Rotterdam Speciaal – (T)huisloos in de stad.

In cooperation with AIR, Vers Beton and Urban Guides, AFFR organized a discussion on the problem of homelessness in Rotterdam on Friday 9 October 2020. The debate followed the film What it Takes to Make a Home by Giovanni Borassi…
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5 Blocks

Showing

  • Fri 9 Oct 15:00 LV Zaal 3

Introduction by Wendy van Slagmaat-Bos

Tickets

Market Street, once known as the Champs-Élysées of San Francisco. The showpiece of the city in the roaring twenties, lined with theatres and restaurants. Today the street and surrounding neighbourhoods have fallen into decay and are the poorest in the city. To halt the decline, San Francisco launched a pioneering search for improvement. In 5 Blocks, directors Dan Goldes and Robert Cortlandt highlight the quagmire into which well-meaning planners threaten to sink. They capture conversations between parties involved and follow discussions about income inequality, changing demography and gentrification. A courageous journey by a community struggling to transform itself from dilapidated district into vibrant neighbourhood.

Showing

  • Fri 9 Oct 15:00 LV Zaal 3

Introduction by Wendy van Slagmaat-Bos

Tickets

Club Fountainhead Club Fountainhead
film • city • architecture 6 - 10 Oct. 2021
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