Lessons in Semaphore

  • 4'
  • USA
  • 2013
In this 16mm film shot on the south side of Chicago, choreographer Taisha Paggett dances with two flags in an attempt to communicate in semaphore. She meets a young boy, Malik, who appears to speak her language. The film plays out like a celebration of dialogue, despite the silence that surrounds it.
Director
Cauleen Smith
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
USA
Production Year
2013
Festival Edition
IFFR 2019
Length
4'
Medium
DCP
Language
English
Producer
Cauleen Smith
Production Company
Nationsack Filmworks
Sales
Nationsack Filmworks
Cinematography
Cauleen Smith
Editor
Cauleen Smith