Shorts: Agartha

Dirs. Various; 78 min


The Picturehouse Fri, Mar 4, 2022 11:00 AM
Big Ragtag Sat, Mar 5, 2022 12:45 PM
Rhynsburger Theatre Sun, Mar 6, 2022 3:00 PM


Meditative reflections on language, land, and creative expression that summon the past into the present. “Death” (Dir. Nadia Hallgren; 9 min.) resurrects Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem in beautiful black-and-white cinematography. “Ikebana” (Dirs. Rita Ferrando & Lily Jue Sheng; 13 min.) is a bright and abstract portrait of the Japanese art of flower arrangement and its ability to express what words cannot. “Kicking the Clouds” (Dir. Sky Hopinka; 16 min.) utilizes an audio archive of Indigenous language to explore questions of legacy and craft. “The Rightful” (Dir. Ana Galizia; 21 min.) interrogates archival images, sounds, and documents to connect the history of the Guapiac¸u valley region in Brazil. “Golden Jubilee” (Dir. Suneil Sanzgiri; 19 min.) reappropriates technology used for neocolonial surveillance to reflect on a family’s ancestral home. (CT)

Included Shorts

Kicking the Clouds (16min) Dir. Sky Hopinka, 2021 More
Death (9min) Dir. Nadia Hallgren, 2021 More
The Rightful (21min) Dir. Ana Galizia, 2022 More
Golden Jubilee (19min) Dir. Suneil Sanzgiri, 2021 More
Ikebana (13min) Dir. Rita Ferrando & Lily Jue Sheng, 2021 More