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Trailer For Barry Jenkins’ Futurist “Remigration” Project For ITVS

Obsidienne’s FutureStates post a couple of days ago reminded me to post this…

The trailer for Barry Jenkins’ upcoming short film for ITVS Futurestates – a series of 11 short films by up-and-coming filmmakers, commissioned by ITVS that explore “possible future scenarios through the prism of today’s global realities.

Each episode presents a different vision of American society in the not-too-distant future, by each filmmaker (or as ITVS calls them, “Independent Prognosticators“) – using speculative fiction to explore, on film, social issues.

Barry’s piece is called Remigration (that’s its poster on the left; I also included some stills from the film below). its full synopsis reads: “Upon returning to their countryside cabin one day, Kaya, his wife Helen, and their daughter Naomi are confronted by two suited men: representatives of the San Francisco Remigration Program. The men explain that San Francisco is now occupied entirely by the wealthy class. But stoplights still burn out and trains occasionally jump their rails. Blue-collar labor isn’t obsolete, but it’s scarce. The city has created a program to “remigrate” long-gone working class families from their inland homes back to the city that once pushed them out. Kaya, Helen, and Naomi return to San Francisco and join a handful of other potential remigrants for a tour of what can be expected in their new lives. But can they learn to trust their old home once again?

You can watch previous entries on the FutureStates website HERE; and once Barry’s is up, which the site says will be released on March 21, I’ll share it here.

Here’s the teaser, which as expected with any Barry Jenkins’ film, promises a work that will, at least, be visually rich.

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