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SHORTS IN COMPETITION: DOCUMENTARY

YANQUI WALKER AND THE OPTICAL REVOLUTION

Directed by Kathryn Ramey
SHORT DOCUMENTARY 33 Minutes New York Premiere
FILM GUIDE YANQUI WALKER AND THE OPTICAL REVOLUTION

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.

Documentary
About the Director(s)
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.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Shorts in Competition: Documentary
  • Year:
    2009
  • Length:
    33 minutes
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    New York
Cast & Credits
  • Producer:
    Kathryn Ramey
  • Post Production Sound:
    Brian McNamee
  • Additional Photography:
    Cheryl Hess
  • Director:
    Kathryn Ramey

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