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Collective Memory in the Civic Commons

SFUFF 2018 / 60 mins

Collective Memory in the Civic Commons

November 15, 2018 12:30 pm


Public Spaces are encoded with meaning, and every person experiences them in a unique and specific way.  These places are shaped by the decisions of governments, institutions, communities, and individuals. At the same time, their location, design, and regulating mechanisms shape forms of social organization and activity.  This program will feature a collection of shorts exploring human stories about how places transform through different eras in response to our evolving societal expectations of these public spaces, their meanings, and their possibilities.

Co-Presenters: Shaping SF


Moderator: Robin Abad Ocubillo, Program Producer, SF Urban Film Fest



John Moody, Film Maker

Lorraine Morland, Musician and Healer

LisaRuth Elliott, Co-Director of Shaping San Francisco



Doors Open at 12:00 pm
1 CM Credits
Tickets: Free
Refund Policy: Tickets are non-refundable

In This Program

  1. Connection

    Alisa Pashkova / Student, SFUFF 2018, Documentary, Shorts / China / 2018 / 11 mins
    Connection is a documentary about the close connection between people’s heart and bridges in the city. It highlights the cultural gap between older generation and new generation which by focusing on the relationship between bridges and urban development. The film encourages people to enjoy the rapid development of modern cities, and at the same time to pay attention to the construction of spiritual bridges.

  2. Iceberg – Perestello 3.0

    orizzontale / SFUFF 2018, Shorts / Italy / 2017 / 6 mins
    What's make a urban free space a square? The video made by the Roman architecture studio Orizzontale begins with a problem of identification: how should we call the square in Marranella area that nobody - nor the City nor other institutions, bothered to name? Screening will be in collaboration with Architectural Player.

  3. Redemption Square

    John Moody / SFUFF 2018, Shorts / USA / 2017 / 20 mins
    In the footsteps of many unique Angelenos, a down-on-her-luck woman finds a new identity in Pershing Square, a notoriously unloved space in downtown Los Angeles.

Dates & Times

Collective Memory in the Civic Commons

November 15, 2018 12:30 pm