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Public Hearing

DIR: James N. Kienitz Wilkins
2012 / United States / 109 min

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A civic transcript buried on the internet is regenerated as a feature film, word-for-word and entirely in close-up. Public Hearing is the verbatim re-performance of a rural American town meeting from a transcript downloaded as publicly available information. Shot entirely in cinematic close-up on black-and-white 16mm film, a cast of actors and non-actors read between the lines in an ironic debate over the replacement of an existing Wal-Mart with a super Wal-Mart.

The subtitles are created with Google Translate, which takes its intelligence from available texts on the internet, just like the transcript for Public Hearing which was downloaded as public information from the town website. Considered as a supplemental side project, the imperfect Google subtitles reflect what is lost in translation within an echo chamber of globalization. Subtitles are provided in languages representing the Doc Alliance.

About

Director James N. Kienitz Wilkins
Screenplay
Dir. of Photography Dan Fridman
Editing
Music Eugene Wasserman
Sound Josh Allen, Harold Batista
Duration 109 min
Year 2012
Country United States
Colour Black & White
Tags America, business, social issues, staged
Production The Automatic Moving Co.
The Automatic Moving Co.
Country:  United States
Web:  www.automaticmoving.com/
E-mail:  
Phone:  (+1) 207 576 6053

Distribution
Festivals

A4 ZERO SPACE FOR ...

A4 ZERO SPACE FOR CONTEMPORARY CULTURE, Bratislava, Slovakia


The Nightingale, Chicago, Illinois


VISIONS: Documentary and Experimental Cinema, Montréal, Québec


UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY


ReFocus, Toronto, Ontario


John Hopkins Film Festival, Baltimore, MD


Jihlava International Documentary Festival, Jihlava, Czech Republic


Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Brazil


Camden International Film Festival, Camden, Maine


Northwest Film Forum (N-E-X D-O-C-S), Seattle, Washington


Lima Independiente Festival III - Internacional de Cine, Lima, Peru


DISTRITAL, Mexico City, Mexico


IndieLisboa 2013, Lisbon, Portugal


Punto de Vista 2013, Pamplona, Spain


CPH:DOX 2012 (New Vision Competition), Copenhagen, Denmark

Awards

Lima Independiente Festival III ...

Lima Independiente Festival III - Internacional de Cine, Lima, Peru, WINNER: ACTIVISM AWARD



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