The Forgotten Space
Showings
Dutmers TheaterThu, Jul 31 6:00 PM
Sponsored by:
Ellen & Sandy Kossek
Not Available  
 
Dutmers TheaterSun, Aug 3 12:00 PM
Sponsored by:
Jim & Carol Raphael
Not Available  
 
Film Info
Section:Experimental
Release Year:2010
Runtime:113 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Rating:PG
Production Country:Austria
Netherlands
Original Language:English
Spanish
Indonesian
Korean
Dutch
Chinese
Subtitles:English
Web Site:http://www.theforgottenspace.net/static/home.html
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Noël Burch
Allan Sekula
Produced by:Frank Van Reemst
Joost Verheij
Vincent Lucassen
Ebba Sinzinger
Screenwriter:Noël Burch
Allan Sekula
Cinematography:Attila Boa
Wolfgang Thaler
Editing By:Menno Boerema
Music By:Louis Andriessen
Riccardo Tesi
Description
Ninety percent of the world’s goods are exchanged through the global shipping trade, out of sight and out of mind on the forgotten spaces of the sea. Filmmakers Allan Sekula and Noël Burch posit that the sea is capitalism’s global trading floor writ large in this wide-ranging essay documentary, which follows a very American invention from the 1950s, the cargo container, aboard ships, barges, trains, and trucks as it covers the planet. We meet the people who run the global transport system—workers, engineers, planners, politicians; the villagers in Holland and Belgium who are forced to give up their land; truck drivers in Los Angeles being paid less than minimum wage; seafarers aboard mega-ships shuttling between Asia and Europe; and factory workers in China, whose low wages are key to the larger puzzle.
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