Enjah sent me a DVD - "Baraka," a film in the Koyaanisqatsi mold in being nonverbal. It's gorgeously filmed, and in a purely visual way compares, analyses by looking closely, uses time-lapse to reveal patterns and strangenesses. It overloads with images both beautiful and horrifying. I want to watch it again.
I had to fast forward through the chicks part, though, as it made me think about that old Eastern European short film called The Mallet (I think that was the title). In that little black and white film women are sitting at a conveyor belt sorting chicks. Most chicks are chosen but the rejects are left on the belt and move down to the end where they fall off and are smashed by a mallet. One chick keeps running up towards the women, but they push him away.
Unfortunately all I have to do is see something once and it's in my head forever.
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