Rose-Anne Gush

  • View of “we sat rigid except for the parts of our bodies that were needed for production,” 2022.
    picks May 14, 2022

    Sandra Lahire, Celeste Burlina

    Sandra Lahire’s films border on surrealism, shifting from the natural environment, to the built one, to a world in ruins. Serpent River, 1989, shows children playing outside the Uranium Capital Nursery School in Serpent River First Nation, an Anishinaabe First Nation in Ontario, Canada; later, footage of a whirling river and a nuclear power plant turbine accompany a voice-over describing a litany of potential perils of uranium mining, including leukaemia and bone marrow damage. We hear who profits from rare-earth mining and whose lives and lands are destroyed by it. These extractive processes