Scene from the film City World
Scene from the film City World
Scene from the film City World
Scene from the film City World
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City World

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City World is a doc-hybrid set in the physical and psychological wastelands of Orlando Florida. A young boy narrates an adventure tale that slowly swivels from a historical fantasy to his own harrowing familial reality. Populated entirely by plants, animals, roads and architecture, the film's visuals are completely devoid of humans, while the sound is immersive and otherworldly. City World is a contemplative meditation on modern life, history, myth, nature, and theme parks.


  • Original title
    City World
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Brent Chesanek
  • Editing
    Brent Chesanek, Stacey Foster
  • Music
    Chris Zabriskie
  • Sound
    Steven Dressler
  • Duration
    69 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • United States
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • CPH:DOX
    • Seattle International Film Festival
    • Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal
    • Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
    • DOXA Documentary Film Festival
    • Starz Denver Film Festival
    • IndieMemphis
    • Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival
    • South Alabama Film Festival
    • Cinema at the Edge
  • Awards
    • Cinema at the Edge (Winner: Best Documentary) is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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