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  • Dora García, If I Could Wish for Something, 2021, 4K video, color, sound, 67 minutes.

    Dora García, If I Could Wish for Something, 2021, 4K video, color, sound, 67 minutes.

    Dora García

    Netwerk Aalst

    As a justification for incrementalism, President Barack Obama leaned on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s sentiment that while the moral arc of the universe is long, it bends toward justice; the quotation was even stitched into an Oval Office carpet. Said another way, our leaders have made us a promise: If we place our confidence in them, and in the system of liberal democracy, progress is inevitable. But what should those who have waited so long do, and what is the effect when such pledges remain unfulfilled? Such is the crux of Dora García’s If I Could Wish for Something, 2021, the film that lent

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