The Shape of Change is a series of projects that analyze the capacity of speech to produce personal and political change. The project time frame began with the election of Barack Obama, and will run in conjunction with his proposed period of demilitarization from Iraq. The series of four projects consider the depth of the relationship between language and political agency at different stages of life. The first project looks at a baby acquiring agency through language; the second investigates a young boy comprehending and describing war for the first time, the third involves college students from Iraq & the US exploring issues of power and cultural bias in their educational systems; and the final project observes how adults from Iraq & the US express the desire for political change over time. By comparing the projects as they evolve simultaneously, one can examine the relationship between language and change from a range of personal and political perspectives, through the lens of different forms of media.
filmed and edited by Content Content (greg dorsainville & joe frey)
Filmed @ Location1.org October 06, 2010
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