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After the initial live event, the program will be available for on-demand viewing until 12am midnight EDT on 3/31

This program of contemporary documentary, experimental, and animated films features cinemas as the contested emblem of colonial development, sounds modulated by the speed of a rotating loudspeaker, a 9-mile long frozen lake in the Adirondacks, and one of the classic representations of infinity.

Sponsor: Detroit Metro Times

One Image, Two Acts examines the photographic archives of British Petroleum during its operations in Iran, unraveling BP’s widespread construction of cinemas in the oil towns of Iran. The film is a coalescence of infrastructures, images, and archives of oil wherein cinematic time and geological time mobilize different sites, temporalities, and numerous material modalities in the colonial episteme.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    45 minutes
  • Country
    Canada, Germany, United States, Iran
  • Premiere
    United States Premiere
  • Note
    Montreal, Quebec / Berlin, Germany / Chicago, Illinois / Tehran, Iran
  • Filmmaker
    Sanaz Sohrabi