Three slides of a person sitting on a chair from Ann Roy's archive.

UNTITLED Ann Roy

An ethnofiction by Emilie Upczak A look at the Super-8 films of Ann Roy, the relatively unknown Tulsa-born poet and feminist activist, who among other engagements, explored mysticism through the use of hallucinogens in Tepoztlán, Mexico in the 1970's. Support This Project
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The Length of Day

A documentary film by Laura Conway A collaged essay film that tells an emotional history of socialism in the United States. Filmmaker Laura Conway enacts a cinematic seance using archival documents to communicate with her departed communist grandparents and ask them questions about the end of capitalism. An account of...
People sitting.

Revolution from Afar

A feature-length documentary film by Bentley Brown Sudanese-American poets and musicians engage in performances and conversation around the revolution in Sudan, from which they have been physically cut off. In 2019, after months of peaceful protests across Sudan, the country’s thirty-year dictator Omar Al-Bashir was removed from power by a...
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Of Land and Water: A Portrait of Chief Shirell Parfait-Dardar

“It's our whole identity where I am from. It is what makes us, us.” Chief Shirell Parfait-Dardar is a 39 year old mother of four. She spends her waking hours working to save her community, advocating for coastal restoration and preservation as the water rises. Chief of the Grand Caillou/Dula...
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La Sierra

Through oral histories, community-based media workshops, and extended reality technology, this multimodal project is a collaboration with the people of Costilla County, Colorado, a community of predominantly Chicanx families who have fought for their rights to an 83,000-acre mountain tract known as ‘La Sierra’ for nearly 200 years. Using emergent...
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MELT: The Memory of Ice

A cinematic archive captured for a world where ice is a distant memory. An operatic converation between generations in the time of climate change. Imagining a world where ice is a distant memory, the powerful multimedia opera and hybrid music-film MELT: The Memory of Ice archives the meanings and memories...
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American Refuge

The forest is a place of refuge, but it’s hard to escape the past. As the homeless flee the gentrifying cities of the American West and take refuge in nearby forests, the residents of a small, mountain town in Colorado, led by a progressive minister who was himself once homeless,...
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Messengers

A anthropolgist reflects on his life, career, and the 1,000-year journey of 400 Nubian mummies. In 1979, Prof. Dennis Van Gerven exhumed the bodies of 400 Nubian mummies from the desert in Sudan. They were itinerant farmers in the 6th and 7th centuries BC, but in the three decades after...