Another take, another era, another factory, shot in Mississippi in summer 2012, this film is a riff on the Lumière Brothers classic 1895 film.
“A few years ago I started collecting images with the idea in mind to pay homage to the slowly vanishing techniques of analog filmmaking.
“In making this film I sought to address a topic appropriate for someone my age – death, and its social impact. I wished to discard as much conventional narrative tissue, as well as the usual cinematic language normally used, and to go as directly as possible to the emotional core of the matter.
A history is not only a narrative of things past, it is also a way of sharing individual and collective experiences as well as the forms and signs that give them shape. Every history is an arrangement of silent testimonies and discursive traces allowing us to be where we were not.