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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 SEPTEMBER
BETWEEN THE ONLINE
AND THE OFFLINE
We have been travelling between the online and the offline, experiencing music and discussing it. We flew to the Swiss Alps to tell the story of Palp Festival through the locals, audience, bands and the festival director. Palp is an interdisciplinary festival that mixes music and art with the discovery of local traditions and goods, providing experiences always in unexpected places. At the same time, we set out on a virtual trip to the Primavera Pro festival, listening to Sebastián Milos, Eva García, Fruzsina Szep and Lucia Lijtmaer discussing the future of the music industry.
In Kaohsiung, Taiwan, a few residents refuse to leave their now-abandoned village. Directed by Sean Wang, Still Here was filmed in the village where the director's grandmother lived, her mother grew up, and where she spent her childhood summers. Nine years ago, her grandmother moved out of the village. Recently, she discovered that the entire village had been displaced and decayed for years, except for a few residents who refused to leave.
In the late hours of the evening, across the neon-lit streets of Tokyo and Osaka, it is not uncommon to discover starch-suited businessmen asleep in doorways or slumped, comatose on park benches. With as much as a quarter of Japan’s wage-earning population working more than 80 hours of unpaid overtime per month, people dying from stress and exhaustion has become a grim consequence of Japan’s work culture. Karoshi is directed by Juan and Arturo Herrero.
ÓLAFUR ARNALDS —
Island Songs, directed by Baldvin Z and Ólafur Arnalds, is a unique audio-visual portrait of the directors' home country, Iceland. A journey to 7 towns across Iceland and a collaboration with 7 local artists to create, record and perform a new composition. Island Songs explores what makes these artists tick, the influence the country has had on their lives and shows a different side of this island they all call home.
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.