Riafn: A Virtual Screening and Filmmaker Q&A

Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm


Event Contact

Okazaki, Hank

In partnership with Screen/Society, Cinematic Arts, and Duke Arts, the Franklin Humanities Institute will present a virtual screening of Riafn, the winner of its prize for aesthetic excellence in a documentary short at the 2020 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

Riafn (2019) depicts the stunning landscapes of the European Alps-mountains, valleys, trees, and waterfalls. But equally remarkable are its soundscapes-here, a cacophonous medley of unique, signature calls, bellowed by the solitary members of a far-flung community into an echoing distance. Eventually, these calls are answered, by the clangs and chimes of bells, swaying along with the easy ambling motions of cattle on their way home. A non-narrative film without exposition, Riafn relies on visual compositions and layered sounds, immersing the audience in a remote and beautiful pocket of the world.

Join for a free screening of this 29-minute short, followed by a Q&A with director Hannes Lang. A panel including our director Ranjana Khanna, Associate Professor of the Practice of Art, Art History & Visual Studies Shambhavi Kaul, and MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts alum Bree von Bradsky will guide the discussion. The audience will have the opportunity to submit their own questions through the screening platform, Eventive.

Click here to pre-order your ticket for the virtual screening on May 27. You will be asked to create a free Eventive account in order to reserve a ticket.

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Still from Riafn. A man cups his hands around his mouth and bellows into the distance. Behind him stand the Alps.
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI)
Event Co-Sponsors
Cinematic Arts, Duke Arts