The Homestead Act
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Erosion is a symbol of change and regeneration in the land. The Homestead Act, based on the United States Federal law that gave an applicant freehold title to 160 acres of undeveloped land, is a short experimental film about erosion and the results of decay.

2009
Canada
8:11
Original language
No dialogue

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Credits

Direction
Steven Woloshen
Original Score
John Adams
The London Chamber Orchestra
Production
Steven Woloshen

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Color
Color
Sound
Stereo
Shooting format
35 mm

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Director's comments

The Homestead Act is a short film about erosion and the aesthetic possibilities of decay. The title, based on the 19th Century United States Federal law, is the third part of the larger tetralogy titled The Dead Sea Scrolls. Each of the four segments chronicles the history of destructive effects of decay. Erosion, which is devastating to farmers, is also used to alter cinematic images and allow the audience to imagine the missing pieces of cinema’s past.

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Keywords
Origin, Transformation, Erosion, Territory, Law, Cycle