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...so it goes

Jim Hall
United States, 2019, 2 min.

In English.
Includes violence.

A dictator with an orange for a face becomes the new symbol of fascism in this experimental FilmPoem. The color orange morphs into the ultimate hue of hate and destruction, the flame that ignites the world in a nuclear fireball. ...so it goes 2-time Peabody Award winner Jim Hall once met James Baldwin, Barack Obama and the one Spike Lee calls Agent Orange. This short FilmPoem is about 4-letter words like: Love and hate. Rich and poor. Blue is a 4-letter word, and so is the word...VOTE!

Director's Statement

My little Greek mother (4 foot 10) always told me to be proud of my heritage because our people gave the world the gift of Democracy. It is a fragile gift with no guarantee it will survive from one generation to the next. ...so it goes is dedicated to all Americans who nurtured this gift and stood watch to protect it. Love of Democracy will win in the end. A Great American writer once wrote: "hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated, and this is an immutable law." -James Baldwin

Category: Experimental.
Themes: Politics, Poetry.

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