Essay Film Festival 2017 - The Illinois Parables

"Condensing in excess of 1,300 years of history into 60 minutes of cinema seems like an impossible task – when assumptions are made that history should be represented linearly and conclusively. Deborah Stratman’s The Illinois Parables, which includes reference to events that took place from 600CE through to 1985, demonstrates an alternative methodology. Hers is one that demonstrates the problems inherent to the creation of historical records – whether formal, informal or accidental – as well as the expansive potential of attempting to write (and rewrite) them."

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