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The Void of the Voice

XINEMA Program 2

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XINEMA is an ongoing series that showcases emerging and well-established experimental filmmakers within and around “Vancouver”, BC.
Established in VIFF Centre’s Studio Theatre, XINEMA aims to strengthen and preserve the experimental film scene by creating a space for open conversation,skill-sharing, and community.

Programs will usually occur every third Sunday of the month.

Program 2: The Void of the Voice

The Void of the Voice presents nine films that embody the dual existence of language within communication. Vocal absence and presence acknowledge language’s ability to exclude, construct, and bind. Some investigate the foreign as form; dissecting words into shapes and vibrations. Others render intimate portrayals of connection and disconnection. Together, these films display the vastness of voice, conveying the necessity of communication, and the implications of silence.

Screening: Never Leave My Mind (2022) by Dana Bontempo, Trigger Warning (2016) by Nita Bowerman, The Rain (2022) by Mena El Shazly, The Central Character (1977) by Patricia Gruben, my pain is our song (2021) by Alger Ji-Liang, Travel Sizes (2020) by Xinyue Liu, To: You, to night (2019) by Hân Phạm, A Word Is a Word (2020) by Rea Saxena, and Aural Fixation (2019) by Svava Tergeson.


Curated by Celina de Leon & Sidney Gordon



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120 min

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