stephen connolly // films

 

Great American Desert, 16' 16mm 2007

The camera of Great American Desert observes a scrubby Arizona desert, seasonally occupied by recreational vehicle dwellers. Other elements emerge in juxtaposition, including an account of the men who carried out the Hiroshima bombing and a spectacle staged shortly afterwards in celebration of this event.

The film invokes an examination of ‘social liberty’ in the West in relation to war, spectacle, the environment and consumerism.

Great American Desert is part of a series of films called 'Afflicted States'

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