<i>As Above, So Below</i>. 2012. USA. Directed by Sarah J. Christman
  • Other Voices

    2012. USA. Sarah Hagey. 20 min.

  • As Above, So Below

    2012. USA. Sarah J. Christman. 50 min.

Followed by a discussion with Sarah J. Christman

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 4:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Other Voices

    2012. USA. Directed by Sarah Hagey. An assembly of botanists and other plant specialists speak passionately about the profoundly enigmatic qualities of plants. World premiere. 20 min.

  • As Above, So Below

    2012. USA. Directed by Sarah J. Christman. This delicate, fascinating rumination on the nature of mortality focuses on the ecological impact of human consumption. Several years after her husband's death from cancer, the filmmaker’s mother has a "memorial diamond" created through a process that extracts, purifies, and compresses carbon from human remains. Christman weaves this personal story into an exploration of various physical transformations in places such as Dead Horse Bay, where waste seeps out of the shoreline; Staten Island’s Fresh Kills landfill, now an in-process public park; and a Belgian recycling plant where precious metals are salvaged from obsolete electronics. New York premiere. (IS) 50 min.