Museum Night @ NInA | Watch two online premieres!
THU 14 / 05 / 2015
20:00 – 23:00
Expedition to the End of the World | Daniel Dencik
Running time: 01:33:20
A real adventure film – for the 21st century. On a three-mast schooner packed with artists, scientists and ambitions worthy of Noah or Columbus, we set off for the end of the world: the rapidly melting massifs of North-East Greenland. An epic journey where the brave sailors on board encounter polar bear nightmares, Stone Age playgrounds and entirely new species. But in their encounter with new, unknown parts of the world, the crew of scientist and artists also confronted the existential questions of life. Curiosity, grand pathos and a liberating dose of humour come together in a superbly orchestrated film where one iconic image after the other seduces us far beyond the historical footnote that is humanity. A film conceived and brought to life on a grand scale - a long forgotten childhood dream lived out by grown artists and scientists.
When the Drum Is Beating | Whitney Dow
Running time: 01:28:13
In Haiti, there is one band that has seen it all: Septentrional. For six decades this 20 piece band has been making beautiful music -- a fusion of Cuban big band and Haitian vodou beats – that turns out thousands of fans each time it plays.
When the Drum is Beating is a feature documentary that interweaves the extraordinary story of Septentrional’s six decades of creativity with the history of Haiti and how it went from being the first free black republic with a huge wealth of natural resources to a shattered country that cannot support its citizens. The film moves back and forth in time between the past and present, and gives broad context to the current problems facing the country.