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Film Screening & Discussion. RAMPART
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Please join the East Central European Center and the Njegoš Endowment for Serbian Language and Culture for a screening of RAMPART, followed by a Q&A with the director Marko Grba Singh. Moderated by Aleksandar Bošković.

Marko Grba Singh’s films are improbable explorations, with a particular interest in the multiple oneiric lines of flight that an image may reveal. Every element is the beginning of a possible mapping of a world existing in between materiality and dream, history and tale, presence and strangeness. The play is limitless, and a hypnotizing tenderness crosses every shot – a serene curiosity towards everything.

RAMPART, his first documentary feature, recollects the ghosts and memories of his empty childhood apartment in Belgrade. The family VHS archive from 1998-99 is revisited and re- signified, bringing to the present a family life unfolding, marked by traumatic historic events and by their bonds and desires. Dreams are probably the most definite residues of childhood, and the quiet movement for the film.

On Saturday, January 27 at 7:30, the Anthology Film Archive will also be screening RAMPART, hosting Marko Grba Singh, as part of an event co-sponsored by the East Central European Center and UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art. For more info about that event, visit: