Date: Friday, April 18
Time: 5 pm
Place: Tapps Art Center
Film Block: Experimental Doc Shorts
Genre: Experimental Documentary
Rice for Sale is an experimental tale distorting Bali’s modern world into a historical account depicting the demise of its former cultural motto, “Rice is life.” This non-traditional documentary manipulates the every day livelihood of various parts of the island, forming a ten-part film with a clear progression of the cultural, economic, and geographical change Bali has endured. These ten wordless vignettes, all 16mm in-camera edits with no post editing, are strung together to compose a two-part mythological venture down the heavenly mountain toward the demonic sea, culminating at the site of the 2002 terrorist bombing.
Directed by Brendan and Jeremy Smyth of Chapel Hill, NC