Currents: The Santa Fe International New Media Festival

Ex-Doc Series; Documentary Feature Presentation - The Great Flood




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Ex-Doc Series; Documentary Feature Presentation - The Great Flood
 8pm-9:30pm June 17 and 25

The Mississippi River Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in American history. In the spring of 1927, the river broke out of its earthen embankments in 145 places and inundated 27,000 square miles. Part of its legacy was the forced exodus of displaced sharecroppers, who left plantation life and migrated to Northern cities, adapting to an industrial society with its own set of challenges.

Musically, the Great Migration fueled the evolution of acoustic blues to electric blues bands that thrived in cities like Memphis, Detroit and Chicago becoming the wellspring for R&B and rock as well as developing jazz styles.
THE GREAT FLOOD is a collaboration between filmmaker and multimedia artist Bill Morrison and guitarist and composer Bill Frisell inspired by the 1927 catastrophe.


Ex-Docs Series; Documentary Shorts Program:  Wednesday, June 18, 2014 @ 9pm - 10:30pm and Thursday, June 26, 2014 @ 8pm - 9:30pm

An Evening of Experimental Documentary Shorts.
HOPE TUCKER – “ The Sea [Is Still] Around Us” 4:00
SILVIA DAL DOSSO – “ The One Up Fever” 13:20
ZOHAR KFIR – “ Gaza Airport” 7:10
TIMOTHY DAVID ORME – “ A Wrinkle In Tim” 5:00
JUSTICE WHITAKER – “What To The American Slave is the 4th of July?” 5:42
MENNO OTTON – “ Via Dolorosa” 15:35
KENT TATE – “ The Sun Comes Out at Night” 4:50
PIIBE NEWSCH – “ 540 Nanometers” 13:27
HOUNYEH KIM – “Documentation” 3:34