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AFTER YOU LEAVE... - still #1


Director: Molly Schwartz

United States, 2007, 4 min

Festival Year:2008


Crew:Music: Eric Eble

Sales:Molly Schwartz, Brooklyn NY 11211, US


We thought the conflict of the neighborhood existed in the realm of construction, rent increases and population explosion, but there is another offensive underway...the mute struggle of the linden, ash, gingko and plane tree. This project documents a silent war, the War of the Trees. Here we see the trees' stoic refusal to submit to the dominating infrastructure-aggressive constriction and unremitting subjugation by the sidewalks, fences, buildings and decorative borders in this arboreal battle-zone.


About the director

Molly Schwartz combines painting, drawing, photography and animation to build conveyor-belt video voyages-traveling through aerial, arboreal and aquatic scenes. She was born in New York City, raised in Oklahoma and earned her BFA in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has lived in Katmandu, Los Angeles, and since 1999, Brooklyn. She shows her animated videos and drawings in festivals and exhibitions worldwide. Schwartz currently freelances for independent film and television.

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Director Molly Schwartz will be available for Q&A after the screening.

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