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By Way of Canarsie
Directed by Emily Packer and Lesley Steele • 2020 • United States
A wandering portrait of an oft-neglected shoreline community, BY WAY OF CANARSIE imagines possible futures at odds with a peaceful present. Through brief encounters, observational mise-en-scène, and expressive use of analog film, we begin to understand this predominantly Black New York City neighborhood’s shared desires for recognition and respect.