30 July 2013

Director Maja Borg has created a completely unique and visually stunning love story and ‘beautiful, but never flimsy’ look at the future of society and what we want the world to be.  Premiering at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the film was described as ‘a passionate, inventive epistle about the end of days. It’s a rare, lovely, generous, caring, hurt, recovering film, like Adam Curtis meets Star Trek’ by film critic and 'cinephile extraordinaire', Mark Cousins. 

After the break up of a long term relationship, Maja Borg befriends 95 year old futurist Jacques Fresco. Growing up during the Great Depression in 1930’s New York, Fresco asked himself “Do we have enough resources for everyone and can we distribute them directly, without money?” and found that the answer was yes.

He then began to spend his life developing a ‘resource based economy’ where everyone in the world had enough food, clothing, housing and education without ever using money or debt. His vision of the future is a completely different economy based on an intelligent use of technology rather than simply carrying on as we are.

Borg begins to trace his life and career and the radical social designs that he has created over the years, and how they may be possible only now with the advent of new technologies such as 3D printing. 

The film uses archive footage, black and white Super 8 film, and colour HD to create what Filmmaker Magazine describes as a ‘beautiful, poetic, important movie’

In collaboration with Liverpool Pride we are hosting a post screening debate looking at how can people become more engaged in politics and how politics can be made personal.

Tickets are available now online, by phone on 0871 902 5737 and from the Box Office. For more information on Turning FACT Inside Out, please visit the TFIO project page. The Film season continues on August 14 with Google and the World Brain in collaboration with Sheffield Doc/Fest