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Yanqui WALKER and the OPTICAL REVOLUTION

Shorts in Competition: Documentary

New York Premiere

USA | 33 MINUTES | English, Spanish |

YANQUI WALKER AND THE OPTICAL REVOLUTION

Documentary

This film explores a now-obscure American expansionist and military dictator, William Walker, who through military force and coercion became president of Nicaragua in 1856. The film blends found footage, documentary photography, ethnographic inquiry, and personal travelogue with experimental film techniques such as hand-processing, optical printing, and time-lapse to detour and derail the various approaches to history-making that have been applied to this story.


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Kathryn Ramey and Kathryn Ramey

Kathryn Ramey is an award-winning filmmaker and anthropologist whose work operates at the intersection of experimental film processes and ethnographic research. She has screened films at multiple festivals and other venues, including the Toronto International Film Festival and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Director
Kathryn Ramey
Additional Photography
Cheryl Hess
Post Production Sound
Brian McNamee
Producer
Kathryn Ramey