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An interrogatory vision of American identity after 9/11. Visually poetic and thoughtfully provocative. | Add synopsis »
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Marc Blanga ... Homeless Man on Bridge
Rachel Diana ... Nun Servicewoman
Sandi Higgins ... Person with Umbrella

Peter Jae ... Jogger with Turtle (as Peter Kim)

Amber Khan ... American Muse
Rahula McGaffey ... Funky Student
Kerry Lynn McSweeney ... Young Mother
Du'ana Speights ... Funky Student (as Duana Speights)
Grim the Turtle ... Himself

Directed by
Sandi Higgins 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sandi Higgins 

Produced by
Sandi Higgins .... producer
Cinematography by
Arnaud Marchand St. Martin de Veyran (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Sandi Higgins 
Casting by
Marian Kelly 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark De Pace .... first assistant director (as Mark O. De Pace)
Sound Department
Sandi Higgins .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Sandi Higgins .... videographer
Cedric Martin .... Steadicam operator

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USA:10 min
Aspect Ratio:
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The camera movement is choreographed like a dance - using steadicam for all the principal photography.See more »
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I pledge allegiance, 25 November 2005
Author: John Housley ( from United States

This film is so beautiful--Lyrical and haunting and vivid and unsettling. Thematically it is very sensitive and attentive. It would be too easy to cross the line and preach and protest and co-opt other people's anguish. Higgins doesn't. Not even for a moment. Yet the film--with it's startling mix of spectacular steady cam work on the streets of downtown NYC and outrageous archival footage about a boy named George who is elected class president-- provokes you and challenges you. She navigates through images and questions and manages to shape a complete idea with a clear arc and an emotional payoff. The film is really haunting. I can't tell you how much the images have stayed with me.

Don't overlook this first time director's remarkable film.

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