Archives 2021

Thursday, May 6

Location: Zoom
(
All times Eastern)

Gunda

10 AM

Gunda

Director Viktor Kosakovskiy
www.gunda.movie

Centering on a sow named Gunda, this film gives intimate accompaniment to this pig, two cows, and a chicken compatriot. Director Viktor Kossakovsky invites viewers into the mystery of another’s existence.

(93 mins)
CRAZYWISE

12:15 PM

Gather

Director Sanjay Rawal
https://gather.film

Focusing on Indigenous food sovereignty on Turtle Island/USA, Gather highlights a variety of Native Americans’ efforts at spiritual, political, and cultural reclamation across this land and its waterways.

(74 minutes)
Walk All Night

2 PM

Walk All Night

Directors Kate Benzschawel and Mallory Sohmer 
www.facebook.com/walkallnight

Four young Black bucket drummers from Chicago, Demetrius, D’Quan, Dontay, and DaMonte, journey to Senegal to connect with their West African heritage through a music-centered pilgrimage.

(86 minutes)
Spaceship Earth

4 PM

CRAZYWISE

Directors Phil Borges and Kevin Tomlinson
crazywisefilm.com

Who decides how “psychotic” symptoms are responded to, how they are received as calling, mental illness, opportunity for transformation, or broken brain? Phil Borges takes viewers through different cultures’ making sense of non-ordinary states of consciousness.

(82 minutes)

Friday, May 7

Location: Zoom
(
All times Eastern)

Gather

10 AM

Spaceship Earth

Director Matt Wolf
https://neonrated.com/films/spaceship-earth

In 1991, eight visionaries signed on to a two-year experiment, living inside a contained ecosystem named Biosphere with clear intentions in the face of climate crisis. Including media coverage, concerns from within and surrounding, the footage showcases a very human attempt to imagine living differently.

(113 minutes)
All In

12:15 PM

All In: The Fight for Democracy

Directors Lisa Cortes and Liz Garbus

Prior to the 2020 presidential election, this film examines the existence of voter suppression in the United States. Highlighting Stacy Abrams, All In combines personal experiences and historical lessons to examine the laws and efforts impacting citizens’ suffrage.

(102 minutes)
Elemental

2:45 PM

Elemental

Director, Writer, and Editor Kaitlin Wheeler, MTS candidate 2022

"Elemental" is a visual representation of an embodied turn towards the natural environment. Ecstatic hula-hooping dance and music-making act as ritual healing practices in relation with and response to the four elements, earth, water, air, and fire. Grounded in a course on Contemporary Magic(k), magical consciousness is embraced, bringing the elements in relation with body.

(8 mins)
Healer

3 PM

Healer

Director and Artist Maisie Luo, MTS candidate 2022
www.maisieluo.com

In the animation, “Healer,” actions reap vivid consequences, such as us becoming plastic bottles or dead fish in the poisoned ocean. In the midst of the destruction and violence, healers show the possibility of healing and accountability.

(2 mins)
Either Or

3:10 PM

EITHER OR

Writer and Director Yaseen Hashmi, MDiv candidate 2022

“EITHER OR” includes some questions about angels and the jinn and a physics lecture from a stuffed animal robot.

(6 mins)
Losing Faith

3:35 PM

Losing Faith

Writer and Director Francesca Reznik, MTS candidate 2022

The documentary “Losing Faith” looks at the Catholic Church closure crisis in Philadelphia, exploring what happens to a community when their church closes and what our responsibility is in preserving historic sacred spaces.

(39 mins)
Lilies

4:20 PM

Lilies

Director Joni Renee Whitworth, Extension student, expected graduation 2026

“Lilies” is a queer love story set during 2020’s COVID lockdowns. In quarantine, the personal and political collide and comingle, forcing one woman to interrogate birth, becoming, class, femme health, and gay sufficiency.Joni (they/them) is a student at havard extension school, a poet, producer, and curator from rural Oregon. They served as the inaugural Artist in Residence at Portland Parks and Recreation, Poet in Residence for Oregon State University's Trillium Project, and 2020 Queer Hero for the Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest.

(10 mins)