Set in Noah Purifoy’s Outdoor Desert Art Museum in Joshua Tree, California, artist Cauleen Smith reimagines this unique space as a radical feminist utopia. Among the scattered assemblages, a group of women whose dynamic, colourful outfits radiate with energy, gather to re-stage an iconic photograph of men taken by Billy May for Life Magazine in 1966. While paying homage to the feminist abolitionist Sojourner Truth, the title refers to the spiritual journey these women embark upon.

Also see Drylongso, Black Utopia LP and compilation programme Calling Planet Earth.

The other films shown within Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 3

Filmmaker
Cauleen Smith
Premiere
World premiere (festival)
Country
USA
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
22’
Language
English
Producer
Cauleen Smith
Production Company
Nationsack Filmworks
Sales
Nationsack Filmworks
Writer
Cauleen Smith
Cinematography
Candance Majors, Kirby Griffin, Cauleen Smith
Editor
Cauleen Smith
Production Design
Cauleen Smith
Sound Design
Cauleen Smith
Music
Alice Coltrane