Cinefòrum: Long Story Short
Where: Palau de la Virreina
La Rambla, 99

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Cinefòrum: Long Story Short
Natalie Bookchin


Friday 9 March at 7 pm, Virreina Lab.
Free admission. Limited number of seats available

Screening of Natalie Bookchin’s film Long Story Short (2016, 45 min, English with Catalan subtitles), followed by a debate with the artist, introduced and chaired by Héctor Acuña, Catarina Botelho, Franco Castignani, Judith Hoekstra, Björn Kühn, Juan David Galindo and Francisco Navarrete, researchers on the Independent Studies Programme (PEI) at the MACBA.

In 2012, Natalie Bookchin started filming a hundred or so personal accounts told to her by people taken in by third-sector organisations in northern and southern California. Looking into a webcam, these people described the way poverty affected their personal, family and community lives, as well as the potential measures that should be implemented. Using elaborate editing, the artist draws attention to a hypothetical new social model that counters the neoliberal discourse of poverty and the poor.