A Moon for My Father at the 10th OIFF “Odesa Film Festival”. 11-22 July 2019

A Moon for My Father by Mania Akbari, Douglas White at the 10th OIFF “Odesa Film Festival” in Special screening with the films Varda by Agnès by Agns Varda, Process / The Trial by Sergey Loznitsa , Soundtrack for a Revolution by Bill Guttentag, Loves of a blonde by Milo Forman, From Ukraine to Hollywood by Stanislav Suknenko, The Vice of Hope by Edoardo De Angelis, The Fifth Season by Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth, Putin’s Witnesses by Vitaly Mansky / Latvia, Switzerland, Jimmy’s Hall / Jimmy’s Hall by Ken Loach, Birds Are Singing in Kigali by Joanna Kos-Krauze.
Mania Akbari collaborates with British sculptor Douglas White to coin a tender fusion of language, where a meeting of cinema and sculpture investigates the processes of physical and psychological destruction and renewal. As she undergoes various surgeries on a body decimated by cancer, her bodys history engages in a conversation of how bodies are traumatized, censored, and politicized, and yet ultimately remain a site of possibility.