Wasteland Poetries addresses trash as inheritance, the unwanted legacy of our aggressive civilization. Desert Rose starts out as an innocent trip to Las Vegas, but slowly the voice-over links the idyll with the filmmaker’s childhood memories of recovering from tuberculosis in the nuclear test contaminated desert. In Expert a Cambodian boy shyly, but very accurately, demonstrates the functioning of various types of land mines and how to defuse them with the least risk without tools. Lettres du Voyant documents Sakawa, a form of scam, widespread in Ghana, that combines spiritual practice with the internet in the context of colonialism and electronic waste.
Desert Rose, Cordelia Swann, uk 1995, 26 min
Expert, Jean-Luc Vilmouth, be 2006, 7 min
Lettres du Voyant, Louis Henderson, fr/gh 2013, 40 min *
* = Artist will attend Q&A