The Factory of the World by Minna Rainio & Mark Roberts in the Official Selection of LISFE 2015!
The documentary film The Factory of the World by Minna Rainio & Mark Roberts has been selected for the Official Selection of the Leiden International Short Film Experience (LISFE) 2015, to be held between April 30 and May 2.
This will be the International Premiere for Rainio and Robert’s film.
LISFE is an annual festival held in the city of Leiden, The Netherlands, dedicated to short films and running since 2009. The 7th edition of LISFE is dedicated to the theme “Beyond Borders“.
The Factory of the World presents video images from a former electronics factory in northern Finland. The factory was closed in 2003 when the production was moved to China. The images are juxtaposed with audio narration about working conditions in Chinese factories. The work observes how the lives and destinies of workers in China and in Finland are connected in the global networks of commerce and capitalism.
Minna Rainio (b. 1974) is a photographer and media artist. She has studied in the Surrey Institute of Art and Design in England and University of Lapland in Finland. Rainio has worked as a visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota, USA and as Lecturer at the University of Lapland.
Mark Roberts (b. 1970) is a visual artist and scriptwriter from the UK who is currently based in Finland. He has studied at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design and University of Salford in Greater Manchester.
In their collaborative works, Rainio and Roberts combine media art, conceptual art, and documentary to deal with social and political issues. Their work has been presented extensively Finland, Europe and United States, including Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki (2004), Finnish Photography Triennial 2006 at Salo Art Museum, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst in Aachen, Germany (2008), and Finnish Cultural Institute in Paris (2008), as well as in numerous international festivals.
LISFE – Leiden International Short Film Experience 2015, April 30 – May 2 in Leiden, The Netherlands.
The Official Selection of LISFE 2015: http://www.lisfe.nl/2015/04/09/official-selection/
The Jury and Audience Awards of LISFE 2015 will be presented on May 2.