Subversive Elements

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.

Preceded by:

Super Up
Kenji Kanesaka, US/Japan, 1966, 12 min.