Ithaca’s Murals from a New Perspective
For about a year now, I’ve been working on a film about Ithaca’s public murals with an emphasis on pieces with social justice and multicultural themes. I completed a half-hour rough cut that screened at last year’s Ithaca Festival and have since been working on expanding the film to feature-length.
A few weeks ago I got some beautiful aerial images of murals by the French artist Amir Roti and Brazilian artist Eder Muniz, which were painted on the side of a house a few years back. I felt really strongly about filming in the winter, with snow on the ground and no leaves on the trees. I’m so glad I made it out there before spring. Thanks to my co-producer Caleb R. Thomas of Ithaca Murals for coordinating the shoot with the current homeowner (who was not the owner when these murals were painted). Here’s some raw footage:
You can watch the half-hour rough cut on vimeo.