2018 | Canada | Documentary,Experimental,Short

The Island

  • English 6 mins
  • Director | Alexandra Gelis
  • Writer | n/a
  • Producer | n/a

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A garden between Oakland and Berkley where its inhabitants, marginalized by gentrification, plant fruit trees and flowers to pay homage to their loved ones who died in battles against poverty. This is a space of love and freedom cared by Brian for the last 25 years. The island resists, as a living legacy of the Black Panthers who were the first to organize the neighbourhood.

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Alexandra Gelis