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Film
Berlin Topographies

Berlin Topographies

Berlin Topographies is a film that grew out of my collaboration with Peter Shevlin in 1999. We were both interested in the changing urban landscape of Berlin and how the reconstruction of sites within the city such as Potsdamer Platz, Alexander Platz, the Reichstag, and Hackische Hoefe fit into the city's reincarnation as the capital...
Disaster Tours: New Orleans After Katrina

Disaster Tours: New Orleans After Katrina

As we cross over the Claiborne Avenue bridge from the Upper Ninth Ward on Gray Line International’s “Hurricane Katrina – America’s Greatest Catastrophe” tour, local artist Brad Dupuy informs us in his rich voice that we “are about to enter what is known famously as the Lower Ninth Ward.” What makes the Lower Ninth Ward notable,...
1930-1942 Jewish Memory

1930-1942 Jewish Memory

Quartier Marolles-Midi Brussels-Belgium Marta Marín-Dòmine The film “1930-1942 Jewish Memory of the Marolles-Midi Quarter” is based on interviews with six surviving members of the Jewish community in the Marolles neighbourhood of Brussels during the decades before the quarter’s Jewish inhabitants were deported to Auschwitz. The testimonial footage comes from the archives of the Auschwitz Foundation...
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