Acts and Intermissions
Abigail Child
2017 - 57 min - Film 16 mm & vidéo Full HD - Couleur et Noir & Blanc - États-Unis

English summary
A new experimental documentary feature utilizing the life of Emma Goldman to explore the resurgence of protest in the 21st century.
The work is hybrid and prismatic, including contemporary footage, archive and re-enactment to expose the continuing conflicts between labour and property, revolutionary purity and personal freedom.
The film performs a time travel, intercutting moments from Emma's life with her prescient speeches, weaving industrial era factory labour with computer data centres with Emma's intimate diaries - to explore human vulnerabilities, compromises, and choices.
Known as the 'most dangerous woman alive,' Emma was also passionate and sexual; beauty/art/humour part of the freedoms for which she was fighting.
The film creates a dialogue on individual liberties and anarchism: how we risk and how we are compromised? Questions that have become only more relevant in our current political climate.

Auteur-Réalisateur : Abigail Child
Image : Abigail Child
Son : Robert Withers
Montage : Abigail Child
Producteur délégué : Abigail Child


Distributeur : Abigail Child


2017 - Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor (États-Unis) : Prix du Jury
2017 - Ashland Independent Film Festival, Ashland (États-Unis) : Sélection
2017 - ATA Film & Video Festival, San Francisco (États-Unis) : Sélection