Back Water (United States,Switzerland)

Back Water

Back Water

  • Jonathan Cohrs

Synopsis

BACK WATER is set in the New Jersey Meadowlands, a landscape defined by its bizarre post‐industrial ecosystem, toxic waste spills, mob affiliations, garbage dumps, bird migrations, and its proximity to the most densely populated city in the U.S. The feature documentary follows a 7-person expedition who traverse this stark and striking landscape by canoe, attempting to survive in a wilderness of super‐fund sites and Agent Orange storage tanks. Navigating the contradictions, dangers and surprises of this strange and beautiful place, the film offers a unique view of what it means to live in the anthropocene, a geologic era created by humans.
Section:  Helvétiques
Length: 72'
Country: United States, Switzerland
Year: 2015
Language(s): English
Premiere status at VdR: World Premiere
VdR edition : 2015

Production

Cynthia Lowen
Jennilyn Merten

Sales Contact

Jonathan Cohrs
joncohrs@gmail.com
Tel. +1971-404-1463

Screenings

Language(s):  English
Subtitles:  French
  • Th 23 April 2015
  • 21:00