2013 | 00:48:53 | United States | English | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video
Collection: Single Titles
Hurricane Katrina and the ensuing aftermath destroyed Noel's community and home. He is rebuilding, and as he rebuilds, he evokes the past through the enlistment of his personal archives. His memories are complicated by the tragic events that occurred on the Danziger Bridge on September 4th 2005. As Noel reflects back on what has been lost, the story that he tells about his neighborhood is affected by the story of innocent people gunned down while attempting to cross a bridge in search of safety, and for Noel their plight clarify many things.
Noel is performing his story, motivated by a collection of photographs that prompt him to recount events from his past and present. An implied author performs Noel who performs others, who themselves are performing with varying degrees of self-consciousness. And in this manner a performative documentary comes into being.
Note: This title is intended by the artist to be viewed in High Definition. While DVD format is available to enable accessibility, VDB recommends presentation on Blu-ray or HD digital file.
PremiereRoxbury International Film Festival
Exhibitions + Festivals
Visible Evidence, Sweden, 2013
Mill Valley Film Festival, USA, 2013
Roxbury International Film Festival, USA, 2013
Dallas Video Festival, USA, 2013
Santa Cruz Film Festival, USA, 2013
Experiments in Cinema v9.72 Festival, USA, 2014
Center For Documentary Arts and Research, University of California Santa Cruz, USA, 2014
VOCAL PROJECTIONS: DOCUMENTARY AND THE VOICE, Conference University of Surrey, UK, 2014