I am Gentrification: Confessions of a Scoundrel - AFFR

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The twelfth AFFR takes place from 7 to 11 October 2020. After the opening film at Theater Rotterdam, the festival moves to LanterenVenster cinema. This year the AFFR will again welcome dozens of international filmmakers and an expected 7500 fans of films, city and architecture from all over the world. 

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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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A Concrete Cinema (Luz Ruciello, 2017) best rated film AFFR 2019

The film 'A Concrete Cinema' by director Luz Ruciello, was chosen by the audience as the best film of AFFR 2019. The film achieved the highest average score. The film shows the life of Omar, who is a bricklayer by…
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I am Gentrification: Confessions of a Scoundrel

I am Gentrification: Confessions of a Scoundrel

Showing

  • Thu 10 Oct - 21:00
  • Sat 12 Oct - 23:00

Tickets

I am Gentrification is the infectious life story of the Swiss journalist Thomas Haemmerli, in which he asks if he is the cause of gentrification or just benefits from it. Haemmerli begins his self-deprecating story as a non-conformist free spirit who opposes the ruling class and ends as an upright father of two children in a luxury apartment in Zurich. An entertaining story about the complexity of gentrification in which nothing is spared.

Archined Tip on Thursday 10 October
The editors of Archined, the independent community-based website about architecture and more, combed the AFFR 2019 programme and recommend two remarkable films that should be seen by everybody. Films will be introduced by Archined and followed by a Q&A.

Lost in Transition Debate on Thursday 10 October
The Lost in Transition debate will take place prior to the screening of I am Gentrification: Confessions of a Scoundrel on Thursday 10 October. Moderated by Saskia van Stein, the session will explore the way that architecture can deal with issues arising from a world in flux. How do increased migration, inequality and climate change affect our built environment? With the pressure of all these forces, the time has come to address these problems head-on and create positive as well as structural change. A conversation with Derk Loorbach (DRIFT), Eva Pfannes (OOZE), Nanne De Ru (Powerhouse Company) and Thomas Haemmerli, director of I Am Gentrification.

Showing

  • Thu 10 Oct 21:00 - LV Zaal 1
  • Sat 12 Oct 23:00 - LV Zaal 6

Tickets

Club Fountainhead Club Fountainhead
film • city • architecture 7 - 11 Oct. 2020
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