Milwaukee (Milwaukee Premiere)
Running Time: 7 minutes
Screening Time: Saturday September 8th Juried
What if there are really gleaming cities hung upside-down over the desert sand? What will we tell our descendants who we will never know? A girl contends with her fate by taking on a variety of forms. A cube becomes a vessel, a site of transformation, and a container for the universe.
Hannah R.W. Hamalian is a filmmaker engaged in demonstrating complexity in order to point to the richness of life. Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she currently teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the Film department. Through animation, live action, and appropriated videos, she asks questions of herself and her viewers in order to untangle the forces that shape people into who they are. Interpreting being as a daily process of renewal rather than a static mode, her work often centers the body as a site of transformation. She is drawn to motion and immersive soundscapes as tools to create a experiences of expanded possibility. She received her BA from Carleton College and her MFA from UW-Milwaukee.