The Illinois Parables The Illinois Parables

From dreamy aerial opening shots, we are sent on an expedition through the storied land of our fifth most populous state, Illinois, often called a miniature version of America. Deborah Stratman’s experimental documentary explores how physical landscapes and human politics can each re-interpret historical events. Eleven parables relay histories of settlement, removal, technological breakthrough, violence, messianism, and resistance. Who gets to write history—physical monuments, official news accounts, or personal spoken-word memories?

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arthuryanthar 182 films

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  • Counting
  • Sans Soleil
  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty
  • Himmel und Erde
  • D'ici là
  • The Cabbage Fairy
  • At the Hypnotist's
  • Ballet libella
  • Bathing in a Stream
  • The Burglars

directed by women

films directed by women, in chronological order. always in progress.