Shorts

Optimism

Deborah Stratman
Kanada, USA 2018
15min
V'18

Dawson City in Yukon Territory has already had its past immortalized in Bill Morrison’s DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME. Stratman impressionistically updates us on the adventures of this strange community that dwells in difficult climatic conditions, but runs on a spirit of nutty optimism. Mixing different grains and textures of footage, weaving a soundtrack from snatched conversations and nature’s noises, Stratman even manages to stumble upon an endearingly folksy new allegory for cinema itself: as the mirror that (as in DAWSON CITY) shines a bit of sunshine into the other-wise blistering cold. (Adrian Martin)

Credits
  • John Steins
  • Eldo Enns
  • Simon Mason-Wood
  • Lance Blomgren
  • Steve Badgett
  • Deborah Stratman
  • Deborah Stratman
  • Deborah Stratman
  • Charlie Chaplin
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