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Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC) presents visiting Director Juan Francisco Salazar as he shows his film 'Nightfall on Gaia'. The film screening will be followed by a discussion.
In April 2043, Dr Xue Noon finds herself stranded in the GAiA International Antarctic Station. As the polar night closes in she connects herself to the Ai-system to scavenge digital memories and archives. 'Nightfall on Gaia' is a speculative ethnographic film that depicts the lives and visions of human communities living in the Antarctic Peninsula. Grounded in ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Antarctica, the film is an experimental meditation on the future of the Antarctic as a new extreme frontier for human inhabitation, the complexities of a fragile planet at the verge of ecological collapse, and the vicissitudes of an uncertain geopolitical future for the region.
About Juan Francisco Salazar
Juan Francisco Salazar is an anthropologist and media practitioner. He is an Associate Professor in communication and media studies at Western Sydney University where he is also Fellow of the Institute for Culture and Society. His film 'Nightfall on Gaia' (2015) is his second feature-length documentary and has been exhibited at international festivals in Bristol, Denver, Toronto, Copenhagen, Bogotá, Santiago and Sydney.
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