The Illinois Parables with Super Up
The Illinois Parables
Deborah Stratman, US, 2016, 60 min.
An experimental documentary comprised of regional vignettes about faith, force, technology and exodus. Eleven parables relay histories of settlement, removal, technological breakthrough, violence, messianism and resistance, all occurring somewhere in the state of Illinois. The state is a convenient structural ruse, allowing its histories to become allegories that explore how we’re shaped by conviction and ideology.
Kenji Kanesaka, US/Japan, 1966, 12 min.