perpetuate

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SOUTH DAKOTA PREMIERE

Film Information

Year: 2020

Genre: Short Narrative

Location: Marquette, MI

Runtime: 5

Q&A with STEPHAN LARSON

Cast & Crew

WRITER/DIRECTOR Stephan Larson

Synopsis

A short animation about life, birth, nature, and industry.

dIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

perpetuate arose from my unresolved quandaries about technology. On one level, much of our technology (and by association, our industry) is detrimental to the planet: consumption of non-renewable resources, waste and byproduct dumping, solid/liquid/gaseous pollution, and cost supplanting sustainability. On a different level, technology saves life and enhances the quality of life: modern medicine would not exist without chemicals, metal, and plastic; food production would not be sufficient to feed the world with horse-drawn plows; culture is enhanced by ease of communication and fast transportation. In a continuation of those contradictory perspectives, perpetuate was created using a lot of technology—computer animation. The animation depicts nature giving birth to new life in an inhospitable environment, bringing life to a lifeless place in a display of hope and perseverance…only to be crushed beneath the feet of technology. In this case, “perpetuate” has a double meaning—nature will persist, and man will persist in stomping on it. And so my quandary remains.

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