The Body and the City: Moving Image Programme

The Body and the City © Trance Films

What experiences in urban space shape an individual?


A woman travels from her small German town to Hong Kong to find her son in the metropolis. A group of actors gets involved in the democracy movement in Minsk, goes together to the mass demonstrations to fight for free elections: Experiences that a person makes individually or collectively, when he moves in a city shape him, they leave traces. These experiences inscribe themselves in the body's memory, as in an archive of personal and collective memory. The series THE BODY AND THE CITY presents films that deal with the physical and social experience of powerlessness or empowerment, of exclusion or community, that people make in the urban space.