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In depth articles and films that delve into social topics by amplifying independent new voices
LET US TELL YOU WHAT WE HAVE FOR MARCH
Last November, we travelled to Utrecht to attend Le Guess Who?, a festival that offers an alternative to the monocultural, Europe and US-focused perspective that seems to dominate our current times. With music as starting point, our film Representing the Underrepresented intends to expand these perspectives and to show that the world is a much bigger place than we sometimes realize.
JULIA HOLTER: INSIDE AVIARY & ANDREW BIRD: BEHIND BLOODLESS
In our TV channel, March is dedicated to music and what's behind it. Inside Aviary, directed by Dicky Bahto, documents the making of Julia Holter's 2018 album 'Aviary'. We're also exhibiting the thoughts behind the song Bloodless by Andrew Bird, plus a rare performance on Andrew Bird: Behind Bloodless, directed by Matthew Daniel Siskin.
Following the music theme, Nowhere, Nobody, directed by Naima Ramos-Chapman and Terence Nance, shows a visual presentation of Earl Sweatshirt's new record 'Some Rap Songs'.
A short documentary about Jeff Koons, commissioned by MOCA Los Angeles for their 2017 gala honoring the artist. Narrated by Scarlett Johansson and directed by Oscar Boyson.
HIGHLIGHTING WORLDWIDE CONTENT
MUSIC IS OUR RADAR
The only television channel in the world featuring music videos for an audience interested in new music.
Broadcasting a wide range of music sessions, from a bar in Alabama, We Have Signal to dj sets all over the world with Boiler Room. We’ve also partnered with Yours Truly and Red Bull Music Academy to feature films about the new music scenes.
Canal180 develops original content to provide insight on a new generation of music video directors, the DIRECTOR ID series. The series was developed as a partnership with Pitchfork, that also included the interview series, Entrevista.
A PLATFORM FOR NEW ARTISTS
Canal180 spotlights the roots of contemporary creativity by highlighting the thoughts and ideas of artists worldwide. From a series produced by international publishing house Gestalten, to the architecture world of ArchDaily, digital interview magazine Avant/Garde Diaries, the community of visual storytellers of The Creator Class or profiling Chilean visual artists in Gabinete.
The daily broadcast of Canal180 originals 180 Meets and MAG offer a glimpse of the network of artists we build over the year.
HOME OF SHORT FILMS
Nowadays the increasing conformity of mainstream films create a bland cinematic landscape. Short form was always seen as a source of a more experimental approach to filmmaking.
Over the years, Canal180 broadcasted the work of filmmakers, such as Mike Mills, Sean Dunne or Vincent Moon and highlighted young filmmakers, whose films featured in international film festivals, such as Venice, Berlin or Sundance.
REALITY GIVES CINEMA POWER
Having this in mind, Canal180 always had a special place for the films that question societies pivotal topics. The body of work of director Andreas Johnsen, in films like Inside Outside or Good Copy Bad Copy, was an incredible starting point and offered a different point of view. Topics like the depiction of the life cycles of cities, in films like Atlanta From the Ashes or St. Louis Rises, or the micro societies within a city in The Tables and the discussion about The Future of Cities, offer a platform for alternative ideas about the urban landscape.
Delving into more actual topics like the refugee crisis in Welcome to Canada, Eyes of Exodus, making portraits of youth in Room For Change or Swindon, or taking the audience through the night of the US Presidential elections in Election Night, helps us create an identity based on an authentic point of view of young independent new voices.