Accession

Direction
Year 
2018
Country
  • United States 
Duration
49min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

Shooting for more than five years in 13 locations around the U.S., Tamer Hassan and Armand Yervant Tufenkian trace a collection of letters to the homes where each was sent or received in this uniquely process-based documentary. The letters, written to accompany seed packets sent between friends and families and dated as far back as 1806, are read aloud by individual narrators, unfolding as personal-poetic reflections on life and labor in rural America. Via a variety of 16mm film stocks, Accession maps a visual and aural correspondence between anonymous people and places with an exploratory flair.

Details

  • Original title
    Accession
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Tamer Hassan, Armand Yervant Tufenkian
  • Editing
    Tamer Hassan, Armand Yervant Tufenkian
  • Sound
    Tamer Hassan, Armand Yervant Tufenkian
  • Duration
    49 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2018
  • Country
    • United States
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Viennale
    • Art of the Real
    • Mar del Plata, Altered States Competition
    • Pravo Ljudski Sarajevo
    • Underdox
    • DAIMON Muestra Internacional de Cine

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