2018 | Canada / USA | Documentary,Experimental,Short

The Shouting Flower

  • English 12 mins
  • Director | Derek Jenkins
  • Writer | n/a
  • Producer | n/a

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A work about collaboration and process, "The Shouting Flower" approaches political resistance from multiple subject positions--plant, child, filmmaker--in an attempt to model what Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing calls "work across difference." Using images processed in plant material that was gathered at key locations throughout the city, as well as direct animation and audio recorded on a child's toy, the film documents its own creation within a landscape of hostility and neglect. A collaboration against cooperation, it becomes as it refuses. Refusing, dispersing, it shouts, "No!"

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