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The Ballad of Oppenheimer Park

Juan Manuel Sepúlveda

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Juan Manuel Sepúlveda, The Ballad of Oppenheimer Park (still), 2016.

e-flux presents Me, You, and Everyone We Know The Ballad of Oppenheimer Park
Juan Manuel Sepúlveda
2016

71 Minutes

Date
August 4–18, 2021

Join us on e-flux Video & Film for an online screening of Juan Manuel Sepúlveda's The Ballad of Oppenheimer Park (2016), streaming from Wednesday, August 4 through Tuesday, August 17, 2021.

The Ballad of Oppenheimer Park follows Harley Prosper, Janet Brown, and Bear Raweater (First Nation exiles from Canadian reserves) as they make a movie within the confines of the park where they gather every day. Using their current life and their long history of oppression, their daily ritual of drinking together becomes a defiant celebration.

The Ballad of Oppenheimer Park is presented here as one of six films in Part Four | Frames for Alterity (Ethnography, Human Rights, Class, and Race), the final of four programs in the online series Me, You, and Everyone We Know: Interrelationality, Alterity, Globalization programmed by Irmgard Emmelhainz for e-flux Video & Film. The series will run in four thematic parts from June 23 through August 18, 2021. Each part will include a two-week group screening, and a live discussion. The series concludes with a repeat of all films from parts one through four on August 18.

For more information, contact program [​at​] e-flux.com.

Category
Indigenous Issues & Indigeneity, Film
Subject
Art Activism, Indigenous Art, Trauma, Protests & Demonstrations, Decolonization, Rituals & Celebrations, Community
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Filmmaker

Juan Manuel Sepúlveda has directed, produced, and photographed films since 2004. He is a graduate of the National School of Film Arts of the UNAM (previously CUEC) and has a master’s in Fine Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. His work is a critical and unconventional exploration of the documentary form, and he has served as a professor at the International Film School of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, and at the National School of Film Arts of the UNAM. He is a member of the National System of Art Creators (Mexico) and his work has been shown in festivals, seminars, and retrospectives around the world.

Credits

Credit: The Ballad of Oppenheimer Park follows Harley Prosper, Janet Brown, and Bear Raweater (First Nation exiles from Canadian reserves) as they make a movie within the confines of the park where they gather every day. Using their current life and their long history of oppression, their daily ritual of drinking together becomes a defiant celebration.

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