2020 Workers Unite Film Festival

Morning, Noon, Night: Water, Land and Sky

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Archival footage of a scuba exploration of a sunken ship gives way to scenes that explore the working rhythms of the current Brooklyn Navy Yard as well as conjuring and imagining ghosts of past technologies and characters. The film summons both the immediacy of the here and now and the persistence of history: a moving palimpsest that forces fragments of the past to mingle with the sights and sounds of the present unfolding. Viewers dive under the surface of water, watch earth being moved, see wisps of smoke in the sky. Hand processed 16mm film, stills, found footage and digital video are collaged and mixed to create a shimmering document of physical work. People, machines, boats, ropes and birds share a workspace surrounded by water.


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  • Runtime
    17 minutes
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  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Mark Street