Thu 8 Sep 2016
Film Screening - Bolan Market
Trinity Square Festival Centre, from 10am
Director: Mark Neville (UK)
Bolan Market in Lashkar Gah, Helmond Province, Afghanistan, is described as a success story by ISAF forces. Previously part of Taliban ran territory, the area including Bolan Market began to flourish once again following its occupation by ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) forces. Nevertheless, Neville's silent, slow motion film depicts a much more complex relationship between the local population and British armed forces. This film is only made possible through the deployment of an armoured vehicle and its crew: the footage is mediated through an apparatus of war and an occupying force, forming a disturbing meditation upon the relationship between subject and viewer.