::Copy me - I want to travel:: film@LibHouse
November 29, 2009 17:00Tagged as: bulgaria cold_war computers culture feminist film geek gender history programming queer screening social_struggles tech video wimmin womin womyn
52 Knatchbull road (entrance on Burton rd, behind Minet library) SE5 9QY.
Nearest tubes : Stockwell, Brixton, Oval, Kennington.
Nearest train : Loughborough junction.
Nearest buses : P5 or Brixton road (3/N3, 59, 133/N133, 159/N159, 415. stop: loughborough road)
Together, three women filmmakers and three women computer specialists, we take a research trip through the history of bulgarian Computer production. The film tells his story through conversations with Plamen Vachkov, the former managing director of the Pravetz factory, with Doriana Moneva, who installed the printed circuit board at Pravetz and Maria Petrova, who was a worker at the Pravetz plant and who organised protests for owed wages, or with Vesselin Bontchev, the virus hunter, the biggest opponent of Dark Avenger. copy me - i want to travel also shows rare footage on the introduction of personal computers in Bulgaria. The fact that the filmmaker?s view of the images of the cold war is critical and yet caught up in them, and that they carry with them their own gender and sexual positions brings about staged images that infuse the film like a queer version of classic spy films: Pauline Boudrys family came from Bulgaria to Switzerland and the first movie Pauline saw with them was called „le parapluie bulgare“. It was about the tricked out umbrella of a bulgarian agent.
Film screening followed by general discussion, socialising and pleasantness. If you get lucky there might be cake.