Saturday, April 7, 4-5:30pm
On the Land
Dominique Keller and Andrea Pass, British Columbia, Canada, 4 min 12 sec
Cea, a film without words draws us into a captivating sensory experience. The slow, melodic rhythms and quiet energy of this film offer a powerful dichotomy to the frenetic pace of today’s dominant urban culture. The movement flows with the grace of poety, to an original score that takes us back, through our collective rural history.
Dead Horse Point
Jason Britski, Saskatchewan, Canada, 18 min
Dead Horse Point is a film that expresses my feelings of ambivalence for the western genre, and America as a nation.
South Central Farmers
Ross Guidici, USA, 7 min
Since 1992, the 14 acres of property located at 41st and Alameda Streets in famed ‘urban’ South Central Los Angeles have been used as a community garden or farm. 350 low-income families farm the land, feed their families and stay off of welfare. The farm also serves as a safe community for their children to grow up in this dangerous section of the city. (RR)
Veialu Aila-Unsworth, New Zealand, 14 min
An animated proverb of traditional Chinese blue willow porcelin plate, bringing the blue lines to life and weaving a haunting story of love and family betrayal. It is a story of konngse: the beautiful daughter of a rich Chinese mandarin. (IN)
Canol: Strange Invasion
Allan Code, Yukon Territory, Canada, 45 min
(Short for "Canadian Oil")was Northern Canada's First, and most-expensive mega-project. We are guided by 92-year old Kaska Elder Art John Sr., who in 1943, by dog-team and horse-back, led the US Army Corp of Engineers through the forests and mountain passes of his homeland. Part road-trip, part historical expose and part biography, we ride the CANOL again, past the rusting Studebaker trucks and melting ice-patches; over the great divide between Yukon and Mackenzie Rivers. ()
(Filmmaker in Attendance)