Extremophiles • Documentary, Short Films, 31-Jan-2023
Extremophiles are organisms that exist when nothing else can survive. In this environmental documentary about pollution, director Leah Shore presents a slide show of lethal hot spots in Brooklyn as a duo in matching grey suits strike ominous poses. Beginning with the infamous Gowanus Canal, which contains 100 years of hazardous waste, the film scrolls through a series of danger zones seeping with raw sewage, leaked oil, and contaminated soil. Potent compositions of waste sites are framed with experimental human movement, or complete stillness, and delivered with a menacing sense of dread. -KA. Directed by Leah Shore. Dancers: Rosane Chameki and Brian Castillo. Scientist: Tracy Fanara. Producer: Jonathan Federico and Leah Shore. Cinematographer/AD: Charlotte Hornsby. Production, Costume: Nicole Heraty. Sound: Alistair Farrant. PA: Destyn Fuller and Savvy Jaye. Editor: Lucy Munger. Composer: Johnny Woods. Sound Design: Matt Davies, Studio Unknown. Colorist: Alan Louis Gordon. Color Grading: Post Pro Gumbo.
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