Native Edition: seven shorts celebrating autonomous film cultures

Native Edition: seven shorts celebrating autonomous film cultures

We present the full programme of the goEast Film Festival’s annual short film competition, the RheinMain Prize. Under the heading “Native Edition”, this year’s selection is drawn from “autonomous, indigenous, or marginalised” film cultures in the post-Soviet space: from Kalmykia and the Sakha Republic in Russia, to Uzbekistan’s Aral Sea and the Pamir mountains of Kyrgryzstan. These shorts speak to the diversity and vitality of creative ecosystems that are too often erased in discussions of post-Soviet film, and open up discussions about the “decolonisation” of the region’s cinema.

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Native Edition: seven shorts celebrating autonomous film cultures
  • Aralkum

    Directed by Daniel Asadi Faezi and Mila Zhluktenko • 2022 • Uzbekistan

    The fate of the Aral Sea, which spans the Uzbek-Kazakh border, is one of the twentieth century’s greatest environmental disasters. Ravaged by Soviet industrial policy, this once abundant inland ocean has long since become the...

  • Notes on the Native Edition Shorts programme

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