The Forgotten Space

09 Oct 13

As part of Momentous Times, we are hosting a series of three screenings, Shake Out Your Banners. The second screening is Allan Sekula and Noël Burch’s The Forgotten Space (2010, 112 mins).

The Forgotten Space is an incisive essay film investigating global maritime trade: visiting everyone from displaced farmers and villagers in Holland to underpaid truck drivers in Los Angeles and Filipino maids in China. Sekula and Burch offer a sobering portrait of workers’ conditions, the inhuman scale of sea trade and the secret lives of port cities.

Allan Sekula was an artist, writer and photography theoretician based in Los Angeles. Noël Burch is a film theorist and a filmmaker who has directed over twenty films.