Short Films

Yanqui Walker and the Optical Revolution
Yanqui Walker and the Optical Revolution
Kathryn Ramey
United States, 2009
16mm | 33min. | BW/Colour | VOSC | VOSI

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Kathryn Ramey
Kathryn Ramey

An experimental documentary about American expansionist and military dictator William Walker, who became president of Nicaragua in 1856. Blending found footage, ethnographic inquiry and personal travelogue, the film tells us something about history, but also how art and poetry can be a means to subvert and transcend even the most oppressive of narratives.

Bio / Filmo

Kathryn Ramey studied film and anthroplogy at Temple University, US. She's been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships and has published articles in Visual Anthropology Review and the anthology Women’s Experimental Cinema. She currently teaches at Emerson College in Boston. 


Jury Prize - Black Maria Film 2010
Tribeca Film Festival 2010
Ann Arbor Film Festival 2010
Chicago Underground Film Festival 2010