Documentary filmmakers Dorothea Braemer and Pauletter Moore will present two short films on land use as part of "Women, Social Justice, and Documentary" series at Burchfield Penney Art Center in celebration of Women's History Month.
Dorothea Braemer - Searching for Paradise (2016), 30 min.
Searching for Paradise is a 30-minute documentary about three pioneering art initiatives in rural Brandenburg, Germany. Sometimes named “space pioneers” for their innovative use of neglected land, the people who are part of these initiatives are, the film argues, important catalysts for cultural innovation and social change. The original meaning of the word paradise is "garden." The search for paradise is not so much a search for something new as it is the act of transforming and redefining already existing but often ignored realities and spaces. Searching for Paradise was created in collaboration with the Department of Arts Management at the University of Applied Science in Potsdam, Germany, and was funded by a Fulbright Senior Lecture Award.
Paulette Moore, To Wisconsin with Love (2015), 40 min.
To Wisconsin With Love explores the principles behind Anishinabe treaty rights and sustainable forms of harvest, “Both of which have been instrumental in the fight against extractive industries,” Moore said. This film documents resistance to the Penokee Hills mine in Wisconsin. The short documentary is a collaboration between Northland College students and Moore. In partnership with the Northland College Indigenous Cultures Center.