the forgotten space
allan sekula & noel burch, 2012, 113 min
screening at metropolis empire sofil cinema
beirut art center cordially invites you, in partnership with metropolis cinema association, to the screening of the forgotten space, as part of the parallel events taking place within the framework of the exhibition allan sekula: photography at work.
a visual documentary, the forgotten space is based on allan sekula’s piece fish story (1989 – 1995). the film documents the lives of workers aboard giant cargo ships and examines the personal stories within this global supply chain. the documentary takes the viewers to the harbours of los angeles, bilbao, rotterdam and hong kong. the global shipping trade is responsible for the exchange of 90% of the world’s goods, but since it occurs at sea and is thus invisible to most of us, it constitutes a “forgotten space”.