Barricades is a dramatic prophecy about the absurdity of the laws of contemporary society, a video-manifesto that integrates documentary images, computer animation, and sonic-performance. On June 3rd 1991, the New York City police took over Tompkins Square Park on the Lower East Side, ejecting the homless and their supporters and sealing off the whole park with barricades. For the videomaker, this ominous and frightening moment of urban reality was a clear sign of the coming apocalypse.
Awards and mentions
International Short Film Festival
English (on-screen text)
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French (on-screen text)No dialogue