The Magic Hedge

2016 | 00:09:00 | Canada / United States | English / Spanish | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Blu-ray, Chicago Art, Documentary, History, LGBTQ, Nature

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The Magic Hedge explores a bird sanctuary located on a former Cold War Nike missile site on the Northside of Chicago. Left to wander and observe, the viewer becomes aware of the park's open secret: men looking for fleeting sexual contacts within the trees and shrubberies. The video highlights the many contradictions of a site historically devoted to military surveillance and now designed to preserve and control the "wildlife".

Premiere

Hot Docs
Toronto
2016