2019 | United States | Documentary,Experimental,Short

Life On The Mississippi

  • English English 28 mins
  • Director | Bill Brown
  • Writer | Bill Brown
  • Producer | Bill Brown

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An essay film about a river and the limits of knowing it. Using Mark Twain’s "Life On The Mississippi" as a road map, Brown travels along the Mississippi River from Memphis, Tennessee to New Orleans and considers ways that river pilots, paddlers, historical re-enactors, and civil engineers attempt to know the river through modeling, measurement, and simulation. 

water river history ethnography simulation climate anthropocene oil environment travelogue