Remnants of Memory

Remnants of Memory

Remnants of Memory

Fine Art Photographer Charles Johnstone explores the vivid canals and ancient passageways of Venice, Italy in search of a new book project. A meditation on artistry and craft, “Remnants of Memory” celebrates beauty in the overlooked, anonymous objects we pass every day.

Remnants of Memory will be screened at the 11th Session of the World Urban Forum in Katowice Poland June 26-30, 2022. Organized and convened by UN-Habitat, the World Urban Forum has become the world’s largest and most important conference on urban issues. It is held every two years, and attracts thousands of participants including ministers, mayors, policy makers, academics, activists, artists and journalists. UN-Habitat is a United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. It promotes transformative change in cities and human settlements through knowledge, policy advice, technical assistance and collaborative action to leave no one and no place behind.

Additional Info

Producers / Director
Michael Arlen Davis
Jyll Johnstone

Producer/ Editor
Sherry Daniel

Christian Figueroa
Federico Rodelli

Original Score
James Everett

Charles Johnstone
Martino Mardersteig

Running Time

Ischia Laurel

Festival Screenings

DC Independent Film Forum
Washington, D.C. – March 5, 2022

Master of Art Film Festival
Sofia, Bulgaria – April 13 & 16, 2022

Myrtle Beach International Film Festival
Myrtle Beach, S.C. – April 20, 2022

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
Dubuque, IA – April 22 & 24, 2022

Arizona International Film Festival
Tucson, AZ – May 1, 2022

Gulf of Naples Independent Film Festival
Naples, Italy – May 27, 2022

Beverly Hills Film Festival
Beverly Hills, CA – June 2, 2022

UN-Habitat Better Cities Film Festival
Katowice, Poland – June 28, 2022



“I just watched Remnants of Memory. It was beautiful and I had never watched a book being made. I loved the music, the sound of the water, watching Charlie navigate the corridors. I remember seeing the kiosks but never saw them as did Charlie. I hope you are proud of this film.”

–  Dr. Nadine Brinton, DC