A short film programme considering the ethics of the gaze, whether that of the tourist, the filmmaker or the audience. In Dennis Stormer’s Looking at Others an American tour guide brings western tourists to visit and ‘experience’ a Roma community, but who benefits from this exchange? And does the filmmaker – and by extension the viewer – stand apart from the camera-wielding tourists he captures? Glasgow-based artist Duncan Campbell’s fictional The Welfare of Tomás Ó Hallissy draws on archive footage and anthropological research into rural Ireland in the 1960s and 70s to explicitly address the responsibility and impact of the documentary filmmaker. Finally, Patrick Bresnan and Ivete Lucas train their camera on ordinary Floridians compelled to photograph a rare sight at Palm Beach International Airport in Roadside Attraction.
Curated by and presented in partnership with Glasgow Short Film Festival.