Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
March 21–26, 2023, Graz

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Minot, North Dakota
Short Documentary Film, AT/US 2008, Farbe, 18 min., eOmeU
Diagonale 2009

Director: Angelika Brudniak, Cynthia Madansky
Script: Angelika Brudniak, Cynthia Madansky
Camera: Angelika Brudniak, Cynthia Madansky
Editor: Angelika Brudniak, Cynthia Madansky
Music: Zeena Parkins
Producers: Angelika Brudniak
Co-production: Cynthia Madansky

 

150 nuclear missiles are stored in subterranean arsenals situated around the small American town of Minot, North Dakota; grim relics of a war that never took place. Monotonous landscapes and trailer parks alongside rows of uniform small houses stretch before your eyes as you travel through. The voices of the locals talk about their everyday life, which is marked by paranoia, racism and surveillance, while the camera continues almost restlessly on – always moving, because nobody would want to stay here.