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Energy Country
2003, video, 14:30 minutes

Synopsis
The frenzied detritus of trading floors, smart weaponry and the religious right are woven through the petrochemical landscapes of Southeast Texas. This short video harangue questions land use policy as it serves oil industry, patriotism as it absolves foreign aggression and fundamentalism as it calcifies thinking.

Awards
Humboldt International Film Festival: Best Social Commentary, April 2004

Credits
Director, Producer, Camera, Edit, Sound Design – Deborah Stratman
Music, Sounds, Audio Mix – Jacob Ross

Reviews
"Stratman has the special gift of being poetic and concrete, impressionistic and essayist at the same time. Without problems she combines stylistic forms which exclude each other. Through her eyes, the industrial landscape of Texas is not only a pictorial but also a concrete reference to the callous way the (oil) market works."
- Gertjan Zuilhof, Rotterdam IFF Curator, 2004

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