Five Elizabeths

/ / 2020, Short Films, Virtual

Virtual Showing
2019 | USA | 17 min | Documentary
Director: Jasmine Dreame Wagner

Five Elizabeths is an experimental short film and film / movement / sound composition about family legends, matrilineal mythology, and the psychic shadow of the military industrial complex. Filmed on the shore of the former Naval base on Fisher’s Island, New York, this autofictional performance piece uses moving image, movement, and music to explore five female archetypes (or, instructions for womanhood) passed down through Wagner’s family.