This collaboration between award-winning author Tara L. Masih and producer/director/videographer Michael Dickes pays tribute to the oral tradition of U.S. Southern Gothic tales and explores the visual and psychological impact of dreams and memory. The short film is narrated by an unnamed Witness; his friendship with the son of a seeing-impaired African American sharecropper is testament to the need of every human being to be heard and "seen." Through the Witness's task of pruning spirit trees, a Southern superstition to ward of evil, the audience watches dreams and memories unfold to the pulse of the Schumann Frequency, the earth's sound.
Shot primarily up on the Waterville Plateu, high above the Columbia River in Washington State around an ancient and long-since abandoned homestead and farm - one of many I discovered while driving the old dirt roads as if I were traveling back in time. - md
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