Xposure 2023 screens best in independent cinema

Xposure 2023 screens best in independent cinema

SHARJAH, 3rd February, 2023 (WAM) -- Xposure International Photography Festival has announced its lineup of short films for the 2023 exhibition, taking place from 9th to 15th February at Expo Centre Sharjah.

Taking place on Monday, 13th February, 2023, this year's film screenings will be a mesmerising journey through the lens of talented filmmakers from around the world, showcasing a diverse range of stories that are sure to inspire, educate and entertain.

The films will be screened, along with a selection of other screenings of films that will be nominated for the Xposure Awards taking place throughout the festival.

The film screenings will showcase a series of captivating short films, each exploring a different theme and subject matter.

From "The Gold Teeth" by Alireza Kazemipour, a touching story about an Afghan refugee in Canada seeking help from an Iranian ex-dentist, to "The Great Elephant Gathering of Asia" by Dilum Alagiyawanna, a celebration of the majestic elephants and the importance of conservation efforts. "It’s Good Business: Moving Beyond Conservation" by Simone Kisiel, explores the relationship between capitalism and the environment, while "Kefsan" by Akbar Shahbazi tells the story of Rahman Mard, who suffers from paralysis that drives him to despair.

For wildlife enthusiasts, "Eyes Of The Orangutan" by Aaron Gekoski is a must-see film that exposes the dark side of the wildlife tourism industry. Photography enthusiasts will be transported on a visual journey in "Obscura" by Ian Ruhtr, showcasing the beauty of wet plate collodion photography. "The Human Element" by James Balog is a powerful blend of art and science that highlights the impact of climate change on people and the planet. "The Guardian Angel of Guatemala" by Giles Clarke profiles the life of Dr. Jorge Chiu, a cardiothoracic surgeon who doubles as a paramedic in the violence-ridden streets of Guatemala City, while “Tor Seidel: Video Art Now” features selected graduate films from video art classes at the College of Fine Arts and Design at the University of Sharjah from the period 2019-2022.

On Tuesday, 14th February, the festival will showcase “25 Hertz” by Beno Saradzic featuring six of his best time-lapse films. The film highlights the wonder of beautiful cityscapes interlaced with the intricacy of our modern world.