‘THE AMERICAN SECTOR - Courtney Stephens, Pacho Velez’

25 May'21
- 09:00


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Subscribe here for the conversation with Courtney Stephens and Pacho Velez at 19:00 (the conversation will be moderated by Stefanie Bodien).​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​The American Sector explores the presence of the Berlin Wall in the United States. For 18 months Pacho Velez and Courtney Stephens travelled the US to document sections of the wall in over 75 locations, ranging from the serious (Fort Benning) to the bizarre (Main Street Station Casino in Las Vegas). Along the way, interviews with unusual characters who own, maintain, and interact with pieces of the wall offer a window into American culture. Through the film these Cold War relics become a catalyst for exploring today’s timely issues.
Courtney Stephens, documentary and experimental film director, studied at the American Film Institute and travelled to India on a Fulbright scholarship. In her work she explores the topics of language and geography. 
Pacho Velez studied at the California Institute of the Arts. His documentaries focus on technology in societies. His debut feature film, Manakamana, won the Golden Leopard at Locarno. 



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  • Subtitles: English