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The First Story

USA, 2001 (MIFF 2001, Experimental)

Director: Cindy Stilwell

A visual exploration about the image of power in the post industrial age. The First Story utilises improvisational music techniques and assembles Super8 footage of imposing parades of trucks and freight trains along with other aspects of the American West.

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