• Spit on the Broom
  • chive pockets
  • Rock Clay Sand Straw Wood
  • Who Is Afraid of Ideology? Part II

Utopian Visions

In Person

This program features six experimental films that suggest a communal vision for the future arising out of actions in the present. Madeleine Hunt Smith’s Spit on the Broom explores the secret history of the United Order of Tents, an organization of Black women dating to the 1840s, the height of the Underground Railroad. Pilgrim arose from Cauleen Smith’s cross-country trip to visit sites of creativity and inspiration—Alice Coltrane’s Sai Anantam Ashram, the Watts Towers, and the Watervliet Shaker Historic District. In Who Is Afraid of Ideology? Part II, Marwa Arsanios documented two all-women eco-communities in Syria. Other films include Adele Horne’s Rock Clay Sand Straw Wood, depicting the communal building of a cottage, and two films by Emily Chao, showing her grandmother cooking and a short cine-poem.

Films in this Screening

Spit on the Broom

Madeleine Hunt Ehrlich, United States, 2019

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 12 mins
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  • Madeleine Hunt Ehrlich

chive pockets

Emily Chao, United States, 2017

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • B&W
  • Digital
  • Silent
  • 3 mins
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  • Emily Chao

Rock Clay Sand Straw Wood

Adele Horne, United States, 2015

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 11 mins
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  • Adele Horne

Pilgrim

Cauleen Smith, United States, 2017

FILM DETAILS 
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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 8 mins
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  • Cauleen Smith
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  • Corbett vs. Dempsey

Who Is Afraid of Ideology? Part II

Marwa Arsanios, Lebanon, 2019

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • Arabic
  • Kurdish
  • with English subtitles
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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 28 mins
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  • Marwa Arsanios
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  • mor charpentier

As Long as There Is Breath

Emily Chao, United States, 2020

FILM DETAILS 
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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 2 mins
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  • Canyon Cinema