(“111 Degrees Longitude”) /2009/ 8.5 min/ Digital Video, super 8
111º Longitude is a short experimental documentary collaboration by Cindy Stillwell and Yuri Makino, each filmmakers who find themselves living along the 111th meridian in the American west. Longtime friends who met at film school in New York City, Stillwell, in Montana, and Makino, in Arizona, find similarities in their landscapes, both physical and personal. Using visuals, text and voice-over, the two women explore their parallel lives to discover shared questions about expectations, commitment, and family. Pastoral domestic images both real and imagined become interrogations about creating a home, especially as it relates to women living in the modern world.