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Directed by Dov Annuse

Oregon 2018 2.5 min

Independent Entry

A person struggling to find joy in their generic life is rejuvenated by an encounter with nature.

Inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, Quiet Desperation is intended to represent the dullness of everyday life through repetitive imagery, music, and sound. This film was largely inspired by other, more experimental work which leaves interpretation up to the viewer.

Genres: Music Video

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.