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The Reversal

2020 | Directed by Jennifer Boles

At the turn of the 19th century, the city of Chicago razed a continental divide and reversed its namesake river in the name of progress, forever linking it to the Illinois and Mississippi watersheds.

The Reversal animates thousands of archival photographs with an original soundscape composition to experience the formation of our contemporary planetary crisis through the invisible infrastructural history of an urban river.

2020 AmDocs Film Festival - Official Selection
2020 Chicago International Film Festival - Official Selection
2020 Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festiva - Official Selection
2020 DOXA Documentary Film Festival- Official Selection
2020 Antimatter Media Art- Official Selection
2020 ULTRAcinema- Official Selection
2020 Athens Film and Video Festival- Official Selection
2020 Chicago Underground Film Festival- Official Selection