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4 November 2017: Vapor Trail (Clark)


Vapor Trail (Clark)
John Gianvito
2010 | 264 min | Colour | DCP
Followed by Q&A with the director

“Acclaimed documentary filmmaker and Emerson College Professor John Gianvito’s [Vapor Trail] is a devastating and insightful condemnation of the dangerous U.S. military practices that have recklessly exposed an entire community in the Philippines to a host of fatal toxins. Centered around an abandoned U.S. military base, Gianvito’s gripping exploration of the military’s lack of regulation and responsibility uses the horrific environmental contamination as a starting point for a meditation on the crippling effects of colonialism and unchecked militarism. A skillful melding of cinema-vérité, interviews, historical texts and landscape photography, Vapor Trail is a unique and urgent political intervention.” – Harvard Film Archive

Screening as part of John Gianvito's For Example, the Philippines diptych