- Release Date 2010
- Running Time 22.5 minutes
- Closed Captions No
- Availability Canada, USA
- Regular price
- Regular price
- Sale price
- Unit price
Institutions: Purchase at this price level if you are from a university, college, school board, school district, government agency, business or association. Note: Price does not include inter-library loan rights.
Community: Purchase at this price level if you are from a single K-12 School, registered not-for-profit, community organization, public library. Note: Price does not include right to circulate DVD/program to other schools within district.
DSL stands for Digital Site License and permits the buyer of the license to host the film on a password-protected, closed server for the term of the license for educational use. If your institution does not have a server or you are looking into a license for curated one-time events or fixed term exhibitions, please contact us.
Item added to your cart
A city's history is usually deeply rooted in its physical environment, and observable in mixed architectural styles, diverse neighbourhoods and other material traces of the past. Yet some cities, including Vancouver, British Columbia --one of the supposedly most livable cities in the world-- keep constantly reinverting and re-imagining themselves, eradicating their already infinitesimal material history. This kind of historical negation often leads to the creation of quasi-utopian vision of future and self-aggrandizing mythologies. Regarding Vancouver looks at the mythologies and image-making of the city. Black and white high contrast images of the city, shot with a fixed camera, form the visual foundation in the work and are married with a stunning soundscape.
From conversations with Vancouver architects Matthews Soules and Annabel Vaughan, poet and author Roy Miki, writer Derek Simons, Métis filmmaker and community planner Kamala Todd and SFU professor Jerry Zaslove, director Laurynas Navidauskis inserts compelling thoughts on Vancouver's infrastructure, the relationship between infrastructure and the land this city occupies, and the history Vancouver manages both to highlight and erase. The comments drift through a soundscape constructed by archival sound of Vancouver by the World Soundscape Project and an original score by Tom Fesnoux. At its Toronto premiere during the Planet in Focus Film Festival, film critic Jovanna Jankovic praised Regarding Vancouver, describing the sound as ...absolutely stunning, a sort of Lynchian melodic hum which creates an uneasiness that only abates when the credits roll. Soundscape, musings and visuals come together as a meditation on the psyche of a city in this thoughtful work.
About the director: With an interest in urban environments, everyday life and memory, Laurynas Navidauskas began his art practice in photography before moving to film in the program at the School of Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University. After completing a BFA there, he pursued a Masters in Communications at SFU, creating this film as part of his Masters degree. Regarding Vancouver was included in the exhibition WE Vancouver: 12 Manifestos for a City at the Vancouver Art Gallery, February 11 to May 1, 2011.
If your institution does not have a server or you are looking into a license for curated one-time events or fixed term exhibitions, please contact us.
The following terms are understood, accepted and effective upon payment of License Fee to Moving Images Distribution, the Licensor, and the buyer, the Licensee, named on the invoice. Copyrighted material, as identified on the invoice, hereinafter referred to as the Program.
License: The Licensor hereby grants to the Licensee, for the DSL term listed on the invoice, the rights for digital streaming of the Program for use within the Licensee’s internal closed system, password-protected site. Licensee acknowledges it shall not sublicense, sublease, rent, resell, duplicate, digitize or transfer to any other medium or format. Licensee shall not edit, cut or alter the Program. This license (i) will not be included in any courses that could be sold to other institutions for future distance-education use; (ii) is non-transferable; and (iii) is not assignable by the Licensee.
Users: The Licensee agrees that the users for this license shall be restricted to the Licensee’s accredited faculty, staff and students.
Expiration of Term: Upon expiration of the license term, the Licensee shall cease streaming of the Program and the Program must be deleted from the Licensee’s digital servers.
Acknowledgement of Limitations: The Licensee acknowledges the Program is copyrighted and the Licensor has a copyright interest in the Program which is legally protected against the Licensee’s use, copying or exhibition except as is set out above.
DVD w/PPR. PPR stands for Public Performance Rights. A DVD with PPR license permits the buyer to use the film in non-theatrical venues for educational purposes, community screenings and other non-commercial purposes. Standard educational DVD w/PPR purchases are in perpetuity for use by the institution, college, school, library, its staff and students.
All DVDs sales are final. We guarantee that all DVDs will be free from defects at the time of delivery. Defective DVDs will be replaced without charge within 30 days of date of shipment.
The creators of all works distributed by Moving Images Distribution hold copyright for their work. All purchasers are to specify use required precisely at time of ordering and agree to comply with all copyright, trademark and intellectual property law. No materials purchased may be used outside the rights acquired at time of purchase or may be reproduced in whole or in part by any method now known or hereafter devised. No materials purchased without specific broadcast license and agreement may be broadcast, retransmitted or exhibited in whole or in part without a specific license agreement from Moving Images Distribution for such use.