simply | 13.02.2008 11:33 | London
Wednesday 13 February 2007, at 6pm
London Curzon Soho
PROFIT MOTIVE AND THE WHISPERING WIND
John Gianvito, USA, 2007, 58 mins
radical contribution to the genre of the essay film. This calm and deeply
empathetic work explores the graves, monuments and memorial sites that
commemorate those who struggled for justice and a more equal America.
From the 1600s to the present day, via Native American leaders, Thoreau, the
Wobblies and Malcolm X, Gianvito's camera visits the roadside markers,
shopping malls and woodland cemeteries where those who stood in solidarity
and fought for their rights are now at rest, or were cut down by the state.
Closer in style to Tarkovsky's sense of nature than rhetorical agit prop,
PROFIT MOTIVE is a hymn to another, deeper America, to its enduring
landscape, and to the powerful presence of place and protest in history.
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