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10/01/2016 Screening of John Akomfrah's Vertigo Sea Downtown Free

John Akomfrah's will be at Design Exchange for a special talk followed by a screening of his film Vertigo Sea. Shot on the Isle of Skye, Faroe Islands and Norway, and drawn from the BBC's archive, the film juxtaposes the unparalleled splendor of aquatic nature in its fullest glory with the greed and cruelty of the whaling industry, and shots of African migrants crossing the ocean. The film delivers a timely and potent reminder of the current issues around global migration, the refugee crisis and slavery, alongside ecological concerns. His films and video installations have won several prizes and have been shown at Cannes, Toronto and Sundance film festivals as well as Documenta 11, Liverpool Biennial, Venice Biennale, Tate and MoMA NY

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最美是集美

Tuesday January 24, 2006 - 08:34pm (EST)

When I moved to Jimei 9 months ago, I was not familiar with the place. I got used to it after half a year. According to one of my neighbors, “Some part of Jimei is nice, some part of Jimei is disgusting”. Not for only once, when I walk along some beautiful quiet streets of Jimei, I feel the beauty of it and feel like in the heaven. Even till now  I am still not familiar with it, but when the bus drives along the bridge and I look at that place, I know I do know something about this place and it is part of my memory for ever. And just before the Chinese new year, I hear the song composed by one of the Jimei people. “最美是集美,集天下之美”.