Aleesa Cohene – Absolutely (Canada 2001, 8:27 mins.)

Absolutely is an experimental documentary that combines social change, dogma and state sanctioned mind control with carnal systems. In a smart and contagious edit the cultural codes of protest movements and the media covering them are being deboned and the somatic manifestiatons of democracy and revolution revealed.

BIO: Vancouver-born Aleesa Cohene (1976) is a video-artist and motion picture editor. She completed a fellowship at the Kunsthochschule für Medien (KHM) in Cologne, Germany in 2010 and graduated from the Masters of Visual Studies studio program at the University of Toronto in 2013. Cohene works with found media to build an emotional language through which to explore contemporary political paradigms. Her videos have shown in festival and gallery settings internationally including screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival (Canada), the Rotterdam International Film Festival (Netherlands), the Oberhausen Short Film Festival (Germany), MIX Brasil and the Indonesian Independent Film and Video Festival. She lives and works in Toronto.