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Zero Degrees Latitude

Copyright Date:
1993

Copyright Holder:
Bad People Productions

Artist:
Fagin, Steve

Extent:
See the record for "New Television, Episode 303 (1993)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

Background:
Although "New Television" is not specifically listed as a coproducer in the credits, the series appears to have provided some support for the production of this work, through the Wexner Center and Massachusetts Council on the Arts funding.

Scope:
See the record for "New Television, Episode 303 (1993)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

In this work written and directed by Steve Fagin, colonialism and evangelism in Latin America are critiqued through documentary interviews and staged performances with sculptural objects. In a small community in Ecuador, residents discuss the role of the Summer Institute of Linguistics. This institute is described as being composed of evangelists who provide work training, with mixed benefits. Interposed with these interviews are scenes of a woman who is rigged into bizarre contraptions, with a voice reading from religious text.



Director:
Fagin, Steve

Editors:
Hayes, Tom
Frank, Tim (Online Editor)
Jottar, Bertha (Assistant Editor)

Funders:
National Endowment for the Arts
Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities
Wexner Center Foundation
University of California, San Diego

Performers:
Wright, Jack (Narrator)
Smedley, Melissa
Tenesaca, Jose Delfin (Interviewee)
Dixe, Miguel Angel Lluco (Interviewee)
Dixe, Juliana (Interviewee)
Mullo, Pedro (Interviewee)
Shiguango, Nahum Benjamin Cerda (Interviewee)
Andy, Rosa Carmel Shiguango (Interviewee)
Andy, Silverio Cerda (Interviewee)
Shiguango, Saquero Cesar Ceda (Interviewee)
Andy, Juan Cervasio Cerda (Interviewee)

Subjects:
Colonies
Ecuador







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