Remigration

Year
2010
Country
USA
Duration:
20 mins

Overview

What does it tell us about the direction of our society that the list is long of TV shows and films that describe the road into the future as dire and dark? Now add to that list, which ranges from The Road to Mad Max, the narrative short Remigration. What distinguishes this film from the rest of this desperate genre is its focus on a massive problem: the ever-increasing disparity of wealth in this country, a problem that many economists believe is the most serious one facing the U.S. And, while it may not sound like a sexy subject for a film, director Barry Jenkins (who also made Medicine for Melancholy) has carefully crafted a spooky story that rings true and feels like it could be non-fiction before long.

Production Team

Director
Barry Jenkins

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2011 Mountainfilm Festival.