USA / 2023 / 74'
An experimental documentary about houseplants who cohabitate with people and the surprisingly intimate and complex relationships that can develop between them. Containing footage collected from many different domestic and professional spaces over several years, each home/site evidences the different ways people cohabitate with and relate to plants. Yet, this film is ardently not a document of houseplants but rather a consideration of the benefits and losses accrued through the social contracts between plant and animal. By directly attending to the relationships humans have with nonhumans, this story looks to shine a light on the responsibility for care towards other living beings.
Director: Jesse McLean
Script: Jesse McLean
Photography: Jesse McLean
Editing: Jesse McLean
Sound: Jesse McLean, Alex Inglizian
Music: Jesse McLean
Production: Jesse McLean
- Curious Fantasies (2019)
- Wherever You Go, There We Are (2017)
- I’m in Pittsburgh and It’s Raining (2015)
- Somewhere Only We Know (2009)
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