Dancing in the West (2013)

Made in response to Rebecca Solnit’s observation in River of Shadows: Eadwaeard Muybridge and the technological Wild West. Muybridge who documented the Modoc Wars (1872-3), during which time the Native American nation carried out a Ghost Dance to raise their dead ancestors to help fend off the U.S. Army. Ultimately a failure at the time, the idea of raising the dead was later achieved through cinema which allows those who appear on-screen a form of immortality. Explored in further in the classic genre of the western which has lost gone into a state of decline.

Previously shown at

  • BYOB Birmingham (2013), Birmingham,
  • Two Queens After Party (YAY), Leicester
  • Canned Film Festival (2014), Northwich
  • 1 Night Only Film Festival, (2014) Durham
  • The Shag, Film Screening, (2016) London

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