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Directed by Kelly Sears

United States 2015 100 mins.

Kelly Sears’ experimental animation cuts up and collages imagery from American culture and politics to intervene with the history embedded in the frame. Working with appropriated images ranging from thrift store cast-offs to archival material, she uses animation to rebuild American histories that shift between the official and the uncanny while exploring contemporary narratives of power, including manifest destiny, occupation, and surveillance. This program contains films that address failure – of technology, of progress, and history—but this failure creates an opportunity to reexamine and envision other speculative narratives.

Genres: Short, Experimental