Christina Battles & # 39; Water once ruled
Another excellent free streaming series: After Civilization, hosted by the Maysles Documentary Center, runs through August 15. 12 features and shorts are available for streaming. According to the center, the thematic emphasis of the series asks a very immediate question: "If the modern idyll of" civilization "is threatened – be it by active resistance, environmental disaster or structural collapse – what follows? In an endangered present, the future is not inevitable, but must be fought for, reclaimed and reinvented overall. How do we care for the planet while centering human life, and where exactly do the seeds of collective liberation grow from? "
The series, curated jointly by Emily Apter, Annie Horner and Inney Prakash, includes Pat O'Neill's landmark 1989 Water & Power; a 1996 film essay by John Akomfrah, Last Angel of History, whose questioning of pan-African history is represented by a science fiction lens; and INAATE / SE / (it seems in a certain way. to a certain place / it flies. falls. /), the acclaimed debut feature by Adam and Zack Khalil. Click here for the full list.