Under Review: Katahdin takes place in the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument outside of Penobscot, Maine and is the second film in the Under Review Series. The film tells the story of “The Giving Tree”, highlighting the modern day relationships of man and nature. I am displaying how we use trees as a day-to-day resource, creating a large industry spanning from the initiation of logging all the way to final product productions. The Katahdin community is divided on their support for the protected status of the monument: with half the community fighting to continue logging and the timber industry to support their families, and the other half fighting to protect the natural and wild habitats within the monument.

Production Dates: September 23 - September 29, 2019


Support for Under Review: Katahdin generously given by:
Brooklyn Arts Fund Grant by the Brooklyn Arts Council
Walmart E-Commerce Grant
Alexis and Sally-Anne Huang
Chris Frost
Nancy Sands
Keshet Makers Space Residency
LEIMAY Fellowship
NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Choreography

Special thanks to the National Parks Service for their permissions and assistance in the development of this film.


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