Production/Distribution series: THE FORGOTTEN SPACE

The Forgotten Space

Based on Allan Sekula’s “Fish Story,” a large-scale exhibition of photographs and accompanying texts depicting the international seabound shipping trade, THE FORGOTTEN SPACE sees that project gaining complexity through interviews with dock workers, engineers, politicians, and individuals directly affected by the trade. While the film’s scope is impressively wide-ranging, the filmmakers focus on the day-to-day to illuminate the ways in which seabound shipping profoundly affects all of us. “The sea is forgotten until disaster strikes. But perhaps the biggest seagoing disaster is the global supply chain, which—maybe in a more fundamental way than financial speculation—leads the world economy to the abyss.”—Sekula and Burch. (112 mins.)

Thom Andersen, faculty member in the Program in Film and Video at Cal Arts and personal friend to both filmmakers, will introduce the film.


THE FORGOTTEN SPACE screens Friday, January 24 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  The film is being presented as part of our Production/Distribution series, co-presented with Yale Union.

Tickets are available online or at the door.

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