Part of Mythical Remix

The Lonely Age

Connie Zheng

United States/China – 2019
Video – duration 11 min

The Lonely Age is set in a highly toxic and ecologically devastated near future. It follows rumors of magical seeds that have washed up on the shores of California after escaping from a GMO seed factory in China. Borrowing from the languages of propaganda, dystopian cinema, documentary, and avant-garde film, the film uses the symbol of the seed to investigate the power of myth and rumor in an age of fake-news and fear of invasions and contamination. All of the voiceovers and performances are improvised by friends and strangers concerned about the future.


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