Short Notice: I Have Always Been A Dreamer

  • April 23, 2013 · 6:45 PM
  • Varsity Theatre


23 April (Tuesday), 7 PM: I Have Always Been a Dreamer (Sabine Gruffat, 2012)

I Have Always Been A Dreamer, by filmmaker and UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member Sabine Gruffat (Art Dept), is an essay film about globalization and urban ecology using the examples of two cities in contrasting states of development: Dubai, UAE and Detroit, U.S.A. Within the context of a boom and bust economy, the film questions the collective ideologies that shape the physical landscape and impact local communities. Though these cities represent two different economic eras (Fordist and Post-Fordist), both cities vividly illustrate the effects of economic monocultures and the arbitrary consequences of geopolitical advantage. The film serves as a visual documentation of these two cities as indexes of political, cultural and economic change while tracing the ways each city’s development is tied to technologies of communication, production, labor, and consumption.

The film's creator, Sabine Gruffat, is a new member of the group and will be there. She writes, "While the film has screened at the Museum of Modern Art and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, this will be the NC premiere!"

The movie starts at 7, so let's plan to gather around 6:45.

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  • Sabine g.

    Thanks for coming out guys! it was super fun.

    1 · April 24, 2013

    • Kerry H.

      Enjoyed the film, Sabine, and the great discussion afterwards.

      April 24, 2013

  • Sabine g.

    i'll be there to answer questions after the screening.

    April 22, 2013

  • Miri

    While I cannot attend on the date given, this film sounds almost like a movie version of Jane Jacobs "The Economy of Cities" which I read (and reported on) in college. Sounds good just can't make it that eve :(

    1 · April 22, 2013

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