Around the world with a block of stone:A Marble Travelogue, Today 19:15 - AFFR
9–13 Oct 2024
film • stad • architectuur

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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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Around the world with a block of stone:
A Marble Travelogue, Today 19:15

The final film on the programme of AFFR 2022 takes viewers on the 'world journey' of a block of natural stone. There are extra tickets available, don't miss it!

Around the world with a block of stone:<br>A Marble Travelogue, Today 19:15

Blocks of white marble from a Greek quarry are shipped to China, where sculptors turn them into Hellenistic-style statues and columns. The leftover grit is processed into fridge magnets and other souvenirs, which are returned to Europe and sold to Chinese tourists. From the mining of raw materials to manufacturing and retail, this documentary offers a humorous look at the odyssey of the marble route between Europe and China.

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film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2024