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Through Mabel's Eyes

Through Mabel's Eyes

directed by:

Marta Renzi

A woman walks into nature for inspiration ... and sees the future.  She takes time to observe the movement of a feather, whitecaps on water, laundry airing outdoors. Through her eyes we also see the world decades later: noisier, more populous, the landscape cluttered with housing and refuse. A man finds privacy in the forest, a sailor rolls in the surf, two housemaids take a break from laundry detail, a pair crosses class lines near a tiny family cemetery. These six characters are revealed to us in the past, bound by gender and class, then re-visited as their counterparts in the future, in surroundings that mirror the past. Life goes on as the land changes; people intrude while others seek sanctuary.

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Project Specs:

Dance, Environmental


United States



Curated with love for films

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