“And when I die let me be buried in a Hemlock coffin, so I’ll go through hell snapping"
Directed by Sarah Ema Friedland
2023 / United States / 8 mins
A Hemlock forest in Western Massachusetts that is dying due to the Woolly Adelgid beetle infestation tells a larger story about climate collapse and the interconnections between the natural and the built environments.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
SARAH EMA FRIEDLAND is a NYC-based media artist and educator. Her work has been screened and exhibited at institutions including Cannes Film Festival, Lincoln Center, Anthology Film Archives, The DCTV Firehouse Cinema, PBS, the Tang Teaching Museum, The Chelsea Museum, The Queens Museum, The 14th Street Y, and the MIT List Center. Her works have been supported by grants and fellowships including Jerome, Paul Newman, Ford, NYSCA, the Palestine American Research Center, the LABA House of Study, and the MacDowell Colony. She was named one of the “Top 10 Independent Filmmakers to Watch” by the Independent Magazine, is a recipient of the Paul Robeson award from the Newark Museum, and was nominated for a New York Emmy.
OCTOBER 23, 2023