In most countries, new film releases have played out over the past year or so within the four walls of living rooms, on the small screens of television sets, laptop screens, or tablets. But how do we respond when the conditions of crisis are reflected back to us in those films?
Rather than being out-of-touch, contemporary publishing professionals are more across the market than ever before: what’s selling, what’s likely to sell, what the trends are, what the zeitgeist was on Wednesday, and whether it will be more zeit-y or geist-y on Friday.
The Murugappan family has become the face of many coinciding causes: the plight of all asylum seekers around the world; the struggles faced by Tamils in Sri Lanka who experience cultural, emotional, and physical violence in their homeland (largely perpetrated by the Sri Lankan government); the human, humanitarian, and financial cost of Australia’s immigration policy.
& || pointing screens through a scree of screens, to memorize our memories >>> a Gwanghwamun (vb.) of shuddering shapes, 2,000,000 light-cascading hands rising through the moth-like snow, falling soft in neon drift, our glowerings on stone-faced fields a weather, accretive, a citizenry
at the feet of Bukhan Mountain
There is resistance inherent in the joy of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer people, in existing in those bodies. But there is no resistance in forgetting or compromising. We will never not need community, and places to gather, to physically gather and be healed by the simple reminder that we are not alone.