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LOTTERY OF THE SEA [Alan Sekula, US, 2006, 179min]

Tuesday 2 September 2008, 7pm at Peacock Visual Arts. Entry free, no booking required.

Voluptuous folds of inky oil slop from a truck like cake batter in the opening shot of Allan Sekula’s ambitious film, The Lottery of the Sea, a dense rumination on globalization and seafaring. In nearly three hours, the film documents the period leading up to the current “war on terror” all by way of a meandering, essayistic voyage from seaport to seaport, waterfront to waterfront, coast to coast.