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Wrath and Resilience: Film Shorts

Wave Hill House

Guest curator Andrew Ingall selects five recent films by independent filmmakers who represent a diverse group in terms of geography, genre and form. Jamie Stuart’s Eternal Storm (2012) recovers glimmers of hope from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Kombit (2014), by Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman, documents a micro-garden movement that combats post-earthquake hunger in Haiti. In the award-winning One Child (2014), Zijian Mu trains his lens on the tragic effect of the Sichuan earthquake on families following the one-child policy. A Native American Cajun community’s land disappears from under their homes due to the exploitation of the surrounding marsh, in Jason Ferris and Rebecca Marshall Ferris’s Can’t Stop the Water (2013). And in Glory at Sea (2008), an acclaimed early work by Oscar-nominated director Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), a group of mourners build a boat from the debris of New Orleans in an allegorical journey from Hades. 

Following the film screening, curator Andrew Ingall leads a discussion with participating filmmakers Rebecca Marshall Ferris (Can’t Stop the Water), Jamie Stuart (Eternal Storm) and Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman (Kombit).  Audience members will gain a unique understanding of the films and also have a chance to ask their own questions of the curator and filmakers. Sinful Weekend event. 

Free with admission to the grounds.

Pictured here is a still from One Child (2014), directed by filmmaker Zijian Mu.

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