This experimental documentary takes an unblinking look at California landscapes bearing the scars of wars fought elsewhere. Serene forest groves and opaque Silicon Valley windows provide the visual framework for an assumption-challenging essay film inspired by Rebecca Solnit’s radical historical geographies and the political cinema of Travis Wilkerson. The film’s minimalist visual style features locked-down landscape cinematography and on-screen text, provoking a new way of revealing the costs of war as they are found in the very flesh of California.

Even In Paradise

2018 US 10 min
Festival Year: 2019
Types: Documentary, Short
Topic: Arts and Environment