On Saturday, November 5, over a thousand participants took to the streets of New York City to march in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation.
The march began at 10:45am in front of the Museum of the American Indian. Protestors made their way up Broadway, following the Wickquasgeck Trail, until they arrived at Inwood Hill Park. The march ended near the Indian caves, after nearly eight hours of non-violent action in response to the invasion of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Indigenous Sovereign Land.
The sky at dusk is warm and distant. Carrying the day.
Leading the light to a better place.
The horizon sets down with inky fatigue and the clouds are showing off.
Tonight. We are 100 leagues below. Just you and me.
Tonight. Up there. Sunken love, in a bleach blonde submarine.
Justices way of letting you know no matter where youre going, no matter what's in your bag, your never as big as the things you can't touch.
Theyll keep on turning with or without an audience.
Everchanging. Everstill. Long after youre gone.
"Milton [Friedman] is the embodiment of the truth that "ideas have consequences."
- Donald Rumsfeld, U.S. defense secretary, May 2002.
Screen shots from All for One Productions second documentary shoot. These photographs were shot at Nick Popovich's storage warehouse and private aircraft hangar. Both of these facilities are located in Gary, Indiana. The character, Nick Popovich, repossesses airplanes when the owner fails to keep up their payments with their bank or leasing company. For more information on Nick please visit:
All for One Productions was the name of our assigned film crew for the Documentary Workshop course at Ithaca College. If our pitch of this shoot had passed the scrutiny of our manager and teacher, Ben Crane, we would have continued on to create a compilation documentary of recession-proof jobs.
"I grew up exuberant in body but with a nervy, craving mind. It was wanting something more, something tangible. It sought for reality intensely, always as if it were not there..."
- "Letter from a Man" by John Menlove Edwards