Plastic Houses


Film by Geoffrey Shea as part of the Fabulours Festival of Fringe Film

 
DateMonday, August 5, 2013 - 6:00pm

Location

Durham Town Hall 131 Garafraxa Street South Durham, Ontario

Film by Geoffrey Shea as part of the Fabulours Festival of Fringe Film

This 30-minute meditative film is a reflection on consciousness and community: the things that bind us to others and keep us apart. It was shot in Jungle Village, a training facility maintained by the New Tribes Mission for preparing missionaries for overseas work. The two characters, while clearly in some kind of relationship, exist as kinds of figments in each other’s imaginations.

The Jesuit missionaries in my own family struck me as exceedingly kind and conscientiousness individuals and it is very hard for me to reconcile that image with the culturally destructive role that missionaries have played in indigenous societies throughout the world. The chasm that separates religious and intellectual proponents at both ends of the spectrum in North America is one instance of the mystery surrounding the difference that our tenuous understanding of consciousness and community generates.

The film was shot over about a week with no budget and I am very grateful to Michael Tweed (camera) and Sonja Posod (my co-performer) for their commitment, trust and interpretive talents. PJ Dean-Thornton sang the song that I wrote and Tony Massett contributed his improvisations on the sax to the original music.

Image: Still from Plastic Houses - Geoffrey Shea, 2012

 

226-432-2179

 

www.fabfilmfest.ca/film2013/plastichouses.html

 

$5

DateMonday, August 5, 2013 - 6:00pm

Website Location

Durham Town Hall 131 Garafraxa Street South Durham, Ontario

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 Image: Still from Plastic Houses - Geoffrey Shea, 2012
Monday, August 5, 2013 - 6:00pm

Film by Geoffrey Shea as part of the Fabulours Festival of Fringe Film

This 30-minute meditative film is a reflection on consciousness and community: the things that bind us to others and keep us apart. It was shot in Jungle Village, a training facility maintained by the New Tribes Mission for preparing missionaries for overseas work. The two characters, while clearly in some kind of relationship, exist as kinds of figments in each other’s imaginations.

The Jesuit missionaries in my own family struck me as exceedingly kind and conscientiousness individuals and it is very hard for me to reconcile that image with the culturally destructive role that missionaries have played in indigenous societies throughout the world. The chasm that separates religious and intellectual proponents at both ends of the spectrum in North America is one instance of the mystery surrounding the difference that our tenuous understanding of consciousness and community generates.

The film was shot over about a week with no budget and I am very grateful to Michael Tweed (camera) and Sonja Posod (my co-performer) for their commitment, trust and interpretive talents. PJ Dean-Thornton sang the song that I wrote and Tony Massett contributed his improvisations on the sax to the original music.

Image: Still from Plastic Houses - Geoffrey Shea, 2012

 

226-432-2179

 

www.fabfilmfest.ca/film2013/plastichouses.html

 

$5

Venue & Address: 
Durham Town Hall 131 Garafraxa Street South Durham, Ontario
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