Aralkum - AFFR
9–13 Oct 2024
film • stad • architectuur

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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Aralkum

Aralkum

It used to be a sea, providing a sixth of the Soviet Union’s fish, but it’s now a polluted desert with the former fishing fleet rusting on what was once the seabed. The insatiable need to irrigate Uzbekistan's cotton fields led to one of the biggest environmental disasters in recent history: the desertification of the Aral Sea. With fish, birds and eventually predators gone, saxaul shrub is the only plant that grows in Aralkum, the Aral Desert. This ghostly, windswept landscape is home to Uralbay Utegenov, a former fisherman who has witnessed the catastrophe and is still there. Filmmakers Daniel Asadi Faezi and Mila Zhluktenko have created a powerful reflection on the far-reaching effects of human greed and call for reversing the waves. 

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  • SHORTS: Extra Muros
  • fr 06 oct 13:15 - lv cinema 3
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    It used to be a sea, providing a sixth of the Soviet Union’s fish, but it’s now a polluted desert with the former fishing fleet rusting on what was once the seabed. The insatiable need to irrigate Uzbekistan's cotton fields led to one of the biggest environmental disasters in recent history: the desertification of the Aral Sea. With fish, birds and eventually predators gone, saxaul shrub is the only plant that grows in Aralkum, the Aral Desert. This ghostly, windswept landscape is home to Uralbay Utegenov, a former fisherman who has witnessed the catastrophe and is still there. Filmmakers Daniel Asadi Faezi and Mila Zhluktenko have created a powerful reflection on the far-reaching effects of human greed and call for reversing the waves. 

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    film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2024