Dear Memory, Trinkets of The Past: Reviewing Memory and Reality of Truth

Le Rideau de Sucre

Past, present, and future time mingle into one unity about time concept, event that is following it forming memories that is can not be separated from human. Human brain is basicalliy having several different lobes to save memory about experiences event, caused the memory can be recalled, just appearing  out of nowhere like that, deliberately or not.

A research that had been done in Ohio State University, US, explained a result on how there is a close relation beterrn memory and space and time concept of an event. The brain is saving an accurate and specific information about where and when an event occured. The farther the memory separated on space and time, the farther it separated from its picture from hippocamus.

Memory becomes an interesting thing to be talked about in documentary context. Documentary film and the willingness to record the reality that is correlated with truth, becoming an interesting medium in this kind of example. Memori can not wrong; we remember what we remember. Analyzing memory with the purpose of to deliver it to the audience, even though is a different matter. This time, FFD will be presented to you Dear Memory: Trinket of The Past, to rearrange the stored memories, revealing notes about home and wish to be a part of something, and dream, also ideology.

In the compilation of feature lenght documentary, “Odessa… Odessa!” (Michael Boganim, 2004) will bring us to view the scenery in a dream about old town Odessa, where nostalgia breathing its life and idea about a nation continues, even from land far away.

Next is “Le Rideau de Sucre” (Camila Guzmán Urzuá, 2016), highlighting Kuba under communist regime through children’s eyes that is now already grew up, when the intoxicating utopia changed into bitter reality, and the disappoinment that is encompass the nation in line with the camera that captured their pioneer’s home’s ruins.

“Every Wall is A Door” (Elitza Gueorguieva, 2017) presents us a compilation of past ideologu, placed  side by side with media industry that is mirroring glamor and luxury, framed through child’s admiration of his mother and square magic world where he lived.

In short documentary collection, “Seven Suitcases” (Nora Lakos, 2015) bring us to a journey with seven children of migrant  in Budapest and their story about home and lost things that they missed

“Chickpeas with Sugar” (Antonio Aguilar Garcia, 2015) bring  together stories about conflict and long journey from Málaga to Almeria that needed to kill thousands in 1937 with intimate personal experience with depiction of mother’s power.

Meanwhile, “Chapter 2 – The Field Trip” (Mayumi Nakazaki, 2011) satisfied with series of photos with no narration used. Collage of pictures and and static sound will bring the audience to the silent past.

Lastly, “Souvenir de Bord de Mer” (Alice Marsal, 2014) presents a woman who tried to find and re-record her memories, through photos that sold in souvernir market in the shore, also questioning the meaning of the memories and its signification in human’s life.

The screening will be held on 9-15 December 2015 at IFI-LIP Sagan Yogyakarta. Complete schedule can be seen on

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