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Millennium Film Workshop

Film Diary Festival 2022 Program 11: DUST IS LIKE RUST

Festival selections of experimental non-fiction films that capture the personal history and daily experiences of the filmmaker and the world they encounter. A showcase highlighting the most heartfelt but most overlooked cinema: diary films, home movies, and personal documentary.

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Film Diary Festival 2022 Program 11: DUST IS LIKE RUST
Film Diary Festival 2022 Program 11: DUST IS LIKE RUST

Time & Location

Nov 16, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:40 PM

Millennium Film Workshop, 167 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237, USA

About the event

WEDS 11/16


167 Wilson Ave Brooklyn, NY



TRT: 104 min

**Screening followed by Q&A with filmmakers in attendance


A Place that my body remembers

Dir. Eleonora Privitera 2022

Italy / USA 5 min

I edited a collection of old shots filmed by my family long time ago in the summers spent in our island, Sicily, to keep alive in my own research.

I rediscovered things that spoke to me and related experiences that shaped my identity. Fragments of memories, of moments when I learned to observe, to feel and to explore.

Even in paradise it is not good to be alone

Dir. Lorenzo Gattorna 2017

USA 8 min

In memory of Nonno Pierino

The Friend Constant Beyond Death

Dir. Fatma Belkis Isik 2018

Turkey 23 min

An attempt to continue the dialogue with my father after his passing. It deals with how one carries a loved one into their practice and how the one that is gone is still present in another’s life. I used the video camera that my father had bought when I was a kid as a device, like a portal, that enables communication between us, between this world that I live in and the hypothetical world of the deceased.

This Isn't What It Appears

Dir. Heehyun Choi 2022

USA / South Korea 20 min

Among everything obscure in an image, there is always the camera. This Isn’t What It Appears reconstructs and radicalizes the ways to see and interpret archival photographs of Korean women taken in the 1950s by American soldiers stationed in South Korea. This film attempts to reveal the camera within the frame, not as an omniscient eye but as a reciprocal medium that subverts the hierarchy in an image.


Dir. Saif Alsaegh 2018

USA / Iraq 17 min

Rosa is an experimental essay documentary film that juxtaposes the life of the filmmaker in two extreme locations (Baghdad and Montana) through three elements of nature: dust, rust and wind.

here and there, then and now

Dir. Alex Faoro, Helena Deda 2022

USA 31 min

Between 1998 and 1999, during the War of Kosovo, hundreds of thousands of Kosovar citizens were forcefully displaced under threat of violence. In early 2022, during the outset of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Helena’s mother Marta traveled from Kosovo to live with us in New York for six months, on the remainder of her visa. We recorded various activities and conversations; cooking, going to the park, talking with friends. Interweaving this highly intimate material with contemporaneous Albanian news broadcasts, this project attempts to navigate the complex intersection of place, time, memory, war, history and modernity.


  • Full Festival Pass

    Festival pass: $35 ($190 value) Pass includes: ⁃ Admission for one person to all 18 Film Diary NYC screenings at Millennium Film Workshop (11/13 - 11/18) ⁃ Admission for one person to Closing Night at DCTV’s Firehouse Cinema (11/19) ⁃ Admission for one person to Film Diary NYC 2.0 closing reception at DCTV’s Firehouse Cinema (post-screening 11/19) ⁃ 3 entries for raffle drawing with prizes from our sponsor, PhotoDom (drawing will take place 11/19 at closing reception)

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  • Standard Admission

    Valid for a single program.

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